Ground ice

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Term: Ground ice
Definition: General term used to describe all bodies of ice in the ground surface of the permafrost layer. Also called anchor ice. Some forms of ground ice include: pore ice, needle ice, ice wedge, segregated ice, sand wedge, and ice lenses.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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