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Re: Drumlins

Postby avitacum » Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:05 pm

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Re: Drumlins

Postby RDR » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:18 pm

....and did we have Sandyhills?
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Re: Drumlins

Postby BrigitDoon » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:52 am

This is what they look like if you don't build all over them:

http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/image88968-.html
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Re: Drumlins

Postby RDR » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:50 pm

BrigitDoon wrote:This is what they look like if you don't build all over them:

http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/image88968-.html


I have a faint memory of a Georgrahy teacher at school describing drumlins as looking like half a boiled egg, flat side down. Apt, I think.
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Re: Drumlins

Postby Storybikes » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:48 pm

The Necropolis is a volcanic plug. The harder volcanic rock protects the softer sedimentary rock on its lee side, causing the 'crag and tail' shape.
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Re: Drumlins

Postby kirstymaclaren » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:16 pm

What about Thornwood? Seems like it would be one.
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Re: Drumlins

Postby Jockissimo » Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:40 pm

viceroy wrote:Not all drumlins have the suffix "hill", in fact some of them don't even have individual names at all. The Mosspark housing scheme is built on and around a drumlin and there is one running right through the middle of Bellahouston Park. They all seem to have a characteristic shape, created by the retreating glacier, with a gentle slope at one end and a fairly sharp descent at the other.

Not all hills within what we knew once as Lalingrad are drumlins.

Like a whale...methinks very like a whale.

Can someone wi a head-u-kay-shun in geomorphology tell us of their raisins detre? Something to do wi the ice age(s)
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Re: Drumlins

Postby Sunflower » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:09 am

Jockissimo wrote:Can someone wi a head-u-kay-shun in geomorphology tell us of their raisins detre? Something to do wi the ice age(s)

Not so much a head-u-kay-shun, more a book:

"In certain regions where the boulder clay (haphazard assemblage of material...dumped down anyhow...under ice sheets) is thickly plastered over a floor of low relief it has been moulded by the ice into swarms of whale-backed mounds called drumlins. ... Drumlins are commonly a quarter to half a mile long, but there is every gradation from low swarms to enormous examples a mile or two in length and 100 to 200 feet high. Most of them are elongated in the direction of ice movement, and the end facing upstreem is characteristically blunt and steep compared with the tapering downstream end. ... From the nature of the case , however, drumlins have never been seen in course of formation, and the exact mechanisms involved are still far from being clearly understood"
Principles of Physical Geology, Arthur Holmes, Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1944.

Of course, things could have changed since then...
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Re: Drumlins

Postby banjo » Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:34 am

only slightly off topic,what constitutes a law?does it have to be volcanic?.
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Re: Drumlins

Postby Toryglen Boy » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:06 pm

Hundred Acre Park in Kings Park is a Drumlin. Curtis Avenue runs along the whole northern edge of this drumlin. I had to climb up and over this hill twice a day on going to secondary school from Toryglen to Kings Park Avenue on the other side. Great view from the top of this drumlin of Hampden Park which is 1/4 mile away, and looking north, of the Campsies, Campsie Glen and Dumgoyne at the western edge. A snow-capped Ben Lomond is also visible on a clear winter's day from the top.
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