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Encyclopedia > Kettle (geology)

A kettle is a landform feature in glaciated terrain. It is a depression, often filled with water - a kettle lake, in glacial moraine or outwash sediments. A kettle is formed when a large block of ice separated from a retreating (melting) glacier becomes buried by sediments. Later, when the buried ice block melts, the sediment above collapses and a depression is formed in the landscape. Kettles are common features of areas of Canada and northeastern and north central US states that were covered by the glaciers of the ice age. Aletsch glacier, Switzerland A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ...


The Kettle Moraine is a region of Walworth and Kewaunee Counties, Wisconsin, covering a large area and has numerous kettle lakes some of which are 100 to 200 feet deep. Walworth County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Kewaunee County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ...


Kettle Point, Ontario, a First Nation community on Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada has many examples of kettles, hence the name. Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, or Kettle Point No. ... First Nations is the current title used by Canada to describe the various societies of the indigenous peoples, called Native Americans in the U.S. They have also been known as Indians, Native Canadians, Aboriginal Americans, Amer-Indians, or Aboriginals, and are officially called Indians in the Indian Act, which... The Great Lakes from space; Lake Huron is the third from the left. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English (French has some legal status) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked...


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The Sydenham River is a river in Kent County and Middlesex County in southwestern Ontario, Canada flows southwest from its source west of London, Ontario and empties into Lake Saint Clair. ... The term slough (In the UK, pronounced to rhyme with cow; In the US, pronounced slew) has several meanings related to wetland or aquatic features that seem to derive from local experience. ...

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Kettle (geology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (202 words)
A kettle is formed when a large block of ice separated from a retreating (melting) glacier becomes buried by sediments.
Kettles are common features of areas of Canada and northeastern and north central US states that were covered by the glaciers of the ice age.
The Kettle Moraine is a region of Walworth and Kewaunee Counties, Wisconsin, covering a large area and has numerous kettle lakes some of which are 100 to 200 feet deep.
General Geology of Plymouth County (3365 words)
The major geologic events which influence the development (genesis) and behavior of the soils in Plymouth County are; the formation of basement rock during the late Precambrian (Proterozoic) and Paleozoic era, the Pleistocene glaciation, and post glacial Holocene deposition.
The generalized surficial geology map for Plymouth County (377KB file) shows the type of sediments (surficial material) deposited by the glacier as it advanced through the area and the sediments deposited as the ice was retreating.
The outwash plains and moraines are "pitted" with kettle holes which were formed by blocks of detached ice that were buried in the sediment for many years until they melted leaving a depression.
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