Active ice wedge

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Term: Active ice wedge
Definition: An Ice Wedge is termed 'active' if it is growing as a result of repeated (but not necessarily annual) winter cracking in Ground Ice containing Permafrost. Active Ice Wedges developed in mineral soil occur primarily in areas of Continuous Permafrost.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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