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Term: Transient layer
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.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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