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Term: Transient layer Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The Transient Layer is the near-surface Ice-Rich layer marking the long term position of the contact between the Active Layer and the upper part of the Permafrost. The Transient Layer is a typically part of the uppermost Permafrost but, under certain conditions, occasionally joins the Active Layer.  TrombottoGeocryology 

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