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2011-06-03 15:00:00

DELAFIELD, Wis., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delafield, Wisconsin is intersected by the finest hiking and biking trails in the state of Wisconsin, which fan off in almost every direction, making Delafield an excellent destination for a weekend outdoors. Halfway between Milwaukee and Madison and set amid dozens of lakes in southeastern Wisconsin's aptly named "Lake Country" area, Delafield is close to many regional events and attractions, but far enough away to host miles of trails that...

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2010-11-16 13:31:47

The landform known as a drumlin, created when the ice advanced during the Ice Age, can also be produced by today's glaciers. This discovery, made by researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has just been published in the scientific journal Geology. Drumlins generally consist of an accumulation of glacial debris "“ till "“ and are found in areas that were covered by ice sheet. As the ice advanced, it moved rocks, gravel and sand and created tear-shaped raised ridges...

2009-09-16 07:19:27

The ice sheets that sculpted the landscape of northern Britain moved in unexpected ways and left distinctive egg-shaped features according to new research. Scientists from Durham University have deciphered the landforms and created a model of the British and Irish Ice Sheet (BIIS) which reveals for the first time how glaciers reversed their flows and retreated back into upland regions from where they originated. These ice sheet flow patterns created a unique 'overprinting' of British glacial...

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2005-03-20 10:45:00

ESA -- This image, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, shows flow features most likely formed by glaciers or 'block' glaciers. This unusual 'hourglass'-shaped structure is located in Promethei Terra at the eastern rim of the Hellas Basin, at about latitude 38º South and longitude 104º East. A so-called 'block' glacier, an ice stream with a large amount of scree (small rocks of assorted sizes), flowed...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'