piedmont glacier


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to piedmont glacier: Cirque glacier, Valley glacier, tidewater glacier

piedmont glacier

[′pēd‚mänt ¦glā·shər]
(hydrology)
A thick, continuous ice sheet formed at the base of a mountain range by the spreading out and coalescing of valley glaciers from higher mountain elevations.
Full browser ?