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Term: Gelifluction Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The slow downslope flow of unfrozen earth materials on a frozen substrate.  NSIDCCryosphere 

The slow downslope flow of unfrozen earth materials on a frozen substrate  IPAPermafrost 

The slow downslope flow of unfrozen earth materials on a frozen substrate. Gelifluction is a type of Solifluction implying the presence of either Seasonal Frost or Permafrost.  TrombottoGeocryology 

Form of mass movement in periglacial environment where a permafrost layer exists. It is characterized by the movement of soil material over the permafrost layer and the formation of lobe-shaped features. Also see solifluction.  PhysicalGeography 

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