gelifluction


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gelifluction

[¦jel·ə¦flək·shən]
(geology)
The slow, continuous downslope movement of rock debris and water-saturated soil that occurs above frozen ground, as in most polar regions and in many high mountain ranges. Also known as congelifluction; gelisolifluction.
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A variety of slope failure types has occurred in Newfoundland and Labrador, including sackung; rockfalls; debris torrents and floods; channelized debris flows and debris avalanches; rotational slumps; and gelifluction creep.