A moraine deposited at the point of furthest advance of a glacier or ice sheet.
- Long Island is actually the terminal moraine resulting from this glacier.
- At favoured sites (such as Loch Muick in Scotland), the submerged terminal moraines from the last phase of glacial retreat can be recognized.
- Ages of glacier advances can be estimated by dating plant remains in lateral and terminal moraines, or by determining the age of trees or lichens growing on the moraines.
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