Cryogenic aquiclude

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Term: Cryogenic aquiclude
Definition: A layer of ground which, because of its frozen state, has a low enough permeability to act as a confining bed for an aquifer. Annual freezing can turn the Active Layer into a Cryogenic Aquiclude.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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