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Term: Pressure melting Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Melting that occurs in ice at temperatures colder than normal melting temperature because of added pressure.  NSIDCCryosphere 

The melting of ice due to applied pressure. The melting point of pure ice is lowered 0.0072 K per atmosphere of applied pressure. Pressure melting is responsible for regelation.  AMSglossary 

Lowering the melting point of ice by applying pressure.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Lowering the melting point of ice by applying pressure  IPAPermafrost 

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