When glacial ice melts, different types of rock are laid down that have been carried along by the glacier. Piles of these deposits are called moraines.
Different types of moraine
- Terminal moraines are found at the terminus or the furthest (end) point reached by a glacier.
- Lateral moraines are found deposited along the sides of the glacier.
- Medial moraines are found at the junction between two glaciers.
- Ground moraines are disorganised piles of rocks of various shapes, sizes and of differing rock types.