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Term: Seasonal thawing index Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The cumulative number of degree-days above 0 degrees Celsius, calculated as the arithmetic sum of all the positive and negative mean daily air temperatures (degrees Celsius) for a specific station during the time period between the lowest point in the spring and the highest point the next fall on the cumulative degree-day time curve.  NSIDCCryosphere 

The cumulative number of degree-days above 0˚C, calculated as the arithmetic sum of all the positive and negative mean daily air temperatures (˚C) for a specific station during the time period between the lowest point in the spring and the highest point the next fall on the cumulative degree-day time curve  IPAPermafrost 

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