Piedmont glacier

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Term: Piedmont glacier
Definition: 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.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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