Freezing (of ground)

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Term: Freezing (of ground)
Definition: The changing of phase from water to Ice in soil or rock. The temperature at which ground freezing starts may be lower than 0C as a result of freezing-point depression through changes in the chemical composition of the water or soil (e.g. the presence of salt).
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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