Photoglossary

Kame terrace

Valley-side terrace or bench formed by the deposition of fluvial or lake sediment along the margin of a glacier. The terrace is left stranded on the hillside after the glacier has receded.

Kame terrace near Haut Glacier d' Arolla (lower right-hand part of photo, to the right of the person). Little Ice Age moraine on the left, Pigne d' Arolla (3790m) in the background. Photo M. Hambrey.

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