Earth Heritage Glossary
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Glossary for letter: O
a sedimentary mélange created by submarine avalanching, gravity sliding or slumping.
the process of creation of mountain chains, generally through the collision of continental plates.
an extensive accumulation of rock debris deposited from glacial meltwater the debris is very coarse close to the ice, becoming finer farther away, and its surface is typically cut by braided streams. Also known as a ‘sandur’ which is an Icelandic term.