Ice Contact Soil Deposits

This hummocky topography is reflective of the nonintegrated drainage that results from the chaotic deposition associated with rapid melting of an ice sheet. The associated depoits were formed in contact with the ice as shown by the cross section and plan view illustration (Sowers, 1978) The largest hill in the center of the photograph is a kame. The light gray tones, internal drainage, other associated ice contact forms, such as an esker, all indicate that these soils are coarse grained sands and gravels Home