piedmont ice

piedmont ice

[′pēd‚mänt ¦īs]
(hydrology)
An ice sheet formed by the joining of two or more glaciers on a comparatively level plain at the base of the mountains down which the glaciers descended; it may be partly afloat.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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