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Term: Cryosuction
Definition: A suction developed in freezing or partially frozen fine-grained materials as a result of temperature-dependent differences in unfrozen water content. Cryosuction occurs where gradients of the temperature-dependent unfrozen water content in a freezing or partially frozen fine-grained earth material cause hydraulic gradients large enough to induce migration of pore water from unfrozen soil into the partially frozen soil via unfrozen water films.
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