Ice piedmont

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Term: Ice piedmont
Definition: A glacier covering a coastal strip of low-lying land backed by mountains, and sloping gently seaward over a distance up to 30km or more to terminate in ice cliffs or to merge with an ice shelf, cf. ice fringe.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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