One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or denoting erosion or deposition caused by flowing meltwater from glaciers or ice sheets.
- ‘The development site has possible Pictish burial cairns on it and the proposed quarry is bordered by a Site of Special Scientific Interest, designated for its assemblage of fluvioglacial landforms.’
- ‘During cold stages of the Quaternary, very large amounts of dust were also generated by wind erosion of extensive fluvioglacial outwash deposits, notably in North America, Europe, and Siberia.’
- ‘Wetlands may overlie important groundwater aquifers, especially on moraines, eskers, and fluvioglacial deposits.’
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