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Term: Freezeback
Definition: Refreezing of thawed materials. This term is used to describe: 1) seasonal refreezing of the thawed Active Layer or 2) refreezing of soil thawed as a result of construction activity or drilling of a well in Permafrost, and of soil placed as backfill or a slurry around foundations or engineering facilities buried or embedded in Frozen Ground.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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