Altitudinal limit of permafrost

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Term: Altitudinal limit of permafrost
Definition: The lowest altitude at which Mountain Permafrost occurs in a given area downslope of the general Permafrost region. The altitudinal limit of Mountain Permafrost rises progressively with decreasing latitude in both hemispheres.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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