Describing the foot of a mountain or a place where glaciers
merge. The term is used of areas near mountains, such as the Piedmont (Italian,
Piedmonte) region in northern Italy or the Piedmont Plateau to
the east of the Appalachian Mountains in the United States. A piedmont
glacier is formed when two or more glaciers flow from their valleys
onto a plain and merge with their neighbors.
|Piedmont Glacier in Kluane National
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