How do glaciers transport the earthen material?

Glaciers move very slowly from uplands to the lowlands. The transport of glaciers has a deep impact on the landscape. The moving glaciers drift the rocks and the debris along with them. This transportation of the debris is known as glacial transportation. The whole glacier work is carried out in the following forms. 


The material and debris shifted by the glaciers from the upland to the lowlands are known as Moraine.

  1. Lateral moraine: Material deposited along both sides of the glacier. This moraine is usually made up of weathered material that has fallen from the valley sides above the glacier.
  2. Medial moraine: Material deposited in the middle of the glacier. This is caused by the lateral moraines of two glaciers when they meet.
  3. Terminal moraine: Material deposited at the end of the glacier.

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