Definitions for "Piedmont glacier"
A fan or lobe of ice that forms where a valley glacier emerges from a valley and spreads out into the adjacent plain.
a type of glaciation characteristic of Alaska; large valley glaciers meet to form an almost stagnant sheet of ice
A fan or lobe-shaped glacier, located at the front of a mountain range. It forms when one or more valley glaciers flow from a confined valley onto a plain where it expands. The 30-mile wide Malaspina is the largest in Alaska.