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Literally (in French), the foot of a mountain. Used to describe the gentle slope leading down from the steep mountain slpoes to the plains and including both the piedmont and the accumulation of colluvial and alluvial material which forms a low-angle slope beyond the piedmont.


This feature type taken from the Australian Antarctic Gazetteer as at October 2002

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Australia's Implementation Table Names


The following have been used in the definition of this feature type

  • Witton, John The Penguin Dictionary of Physical Geography, Second Edition, Penguins Books UK, 2000.

None entered in categorising this feature type

Code Name Definition   Data type Values UoM Used by these Feature Types
1042 Dataset_Id An unique identifier of the dataset the feature belongs to Mandatory number(4)     Types
1150 Q_Info An unique identifier pointing to additional data quality information not included in the metadata record. Mandatory number(5)     Types
1090 SCAR_Gaz_Id Reference number as in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica Optional number(10)     Types
1127 SCAR_Name A placename name in the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica. These names have been contributed by national gazetteers. Optional character(100)     Types