Moulins and Kames


Moulins and Kames

Moulins are part of a glacier’s internal plumbing.  Water rushes down to the base and redistributes sediment there.

Moulin via UTube


Kames are sediment piles with variable shapes that apparently form below moulins.  They are trapped by residual ice and are preserved as hills with flat tops and with lobate surface shapes.  In the Keweenaw they are some of the highest hills, with outwash draped over the bedrock highs. Examples are Whealgate Bluff, and Swedetown. Or they could be preserved between ice blocks (MTU campus?).

Kame Terrace