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Static glacier or ice-sheet material. Ice may stagnate after a surging extension is abandoned, or at the end of a glacial period. As stagnant ice melts, the remnants are covered in ablation moraine; see Kjær et al. (2001) Sedimentol. 48, 5 and Ebert and Kleman (2004) Geomorph. 62, 3. Dead ice in valleys may generate kame terraces.

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