Definition of Piedmont type of glacier

1. Noun. A type of glaciation characteristic of Alaska; large valley glaciers meet to form an almost stagnant sheet of ice.

Exact synonyms: Piedmont Glacier
Generic synonyms: Glacier
Specialized synonyms: Great Mendenhall Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier



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Literary usage of Piedmont type of glacier

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1. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members (1906)
"... as they spread out upon the plain, much after the fashion of the ice of the piedmont type of glacier as displayed by the Malaspina. ..."

2. College Physiography by Ralph Stockman Tarr, Lawrence Martin (1914)
"During the Glacial Period, however, when valley glaciers were far more expanded than now in many mountains, the piedmont type of glacier was common. ..."

3. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1898)
"Professor Russell discriminated and named the "piedmont" type of glacier in 1891, from his study of the Malaspina. ..."

4. Alaskan Glacier Studies of the National Geographic Society in the Yakutat by Ralph Stockman Tarr, Lawrence Martin, National Geographic Society (U.S.) (1914)
"During the period of former expansion of Alaskan glaciers it was duplicated in many places along the Alaskan coast. The piedmont type of glacier was repre- ..."

5. A Textbook of Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"The Piedmont Type of Glacier The Malaspina Glacier. — At the foot of Mount St. Elias and west of Yakutat Bay in Alaska lies the Great Malaspina Glacier or ..."

6. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1905)
"... thought that the evidence favoured the view that a piedmont type of glacier existed in the north. The existing difference between the valley floors and ..."

7. A Comprehensive Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"The Piedmont Type of Glacier The Malaspina Glacier. — At the foot of Mount St. Elias and west of Yakutat Bay in Alaska lies the Great Malaspina Glacier or ..."

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