Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Frozen Earth

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_761

Synonym: Frozen ground landscape

Frozen earth is a soil layer that contains frozen water in locations where the annual average temperature is below zero. Frozen earth can be short-term (duration of a few hours or days to half a month), seasonal (half a month to several months) or permanent (several years to tens of thousands of years).

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