UPTHRUST PARK IN SIMO

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MELTING OF THE ICE
As a result of the earth's climate becoming warmer, the glacier began to melt. Melting took several thousands of years, and the meltwater transformed the earth's crust by transporting rock materials and sand to wide areas all the way to Central Europe. Rock materials transported by the water transformed the bedrock, creating different shorelines and sand and gravel eskers, which can be found far inland. Several so-called Giant's kettles were formed in the bedrock by stones transported by glacial meltwater. Rokua, located to the south of Oulu, is home to sand eskers created and transformed by glacial meltwater flows. Deep kettles formed by draining glacial floodwaters can be found in many places around Finland. Also large erratic boulders that were transported around the country by moving and melting ice masses can be found. In many places exposed bedrock shows grooves in the north-south direction, created by boulders and stones transported by the glacier.

The picture shows the seashore about 10,000 years ago.


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