Permafrost

Authored by: Douglas Kane , Julia Boike

Managing Soils and Terrestrial Systems

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138342651
eBook ISBN: 9780429346255
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9780429346255-72

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Abstract

This entry discusses those surface soils and deeper geologic layers that remain at or below freezing for a duration of two years or more and how they impact people living in this environment. Such frozen ground, both unconsolidated and bedrock, are commonly referred to as permafrost.

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