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Term: Thermokarst Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The process by which characteristic landforms result from the thawing of ice-rich permafrost or the melting of massive ice.  NSIDCCryosphere 

The process by which characteristic landforms result from the thawing of ice-rich permafrost or the melting of massive ground ice.  IPCC2013 

The process by which characteristic landforms result from the thawing of ice-rich permafrost or the melting of massive ice  IPAPermafrost 

The process by which characteristic landforms result from the thawing of Ice-Rich Permafrost or the melting of Massive Ice. Landforms found in Thermokarst terrain include Alases, Thermokarst Lakes, and Thermokarst Mounds.  TrombottoGeocryology 

Landscape dominated by depressions, pits, and caves that is created by the thawing of ground ice in high latitude locations. Resembles karst landscape but is not created by chemical weathering.  PhysicalGeography 

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