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Term: Thaw-sensitive permafrost Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Perennially frozen ground which, upon thawing, will experience significant thaw settlement and suffer loss of strength to a value significantly lower than that for similar material in an unfrozen condition.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Perennially frozen ground which, upon thawing, will experience significant thaw settlement and suffer loss of strength to a value significantly lower than that for similar material in an unfrozen condition  IPAPermafrost 

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