earth hummock

earth hummock

[′ərth ‚həm·ək]
(geology)
A small, dome-shaped uplift of soil caused by the pressure of groundwater. Also known as earth mound.
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Geo-electrical soundings reveal the existence of permafrost in rock glaciers from Retezat Mountains, the depth of active layer, typical internal structure of periglacial deposits and the freezing regime of the sediments inside earth hummocks.
rock glaciers, scree slopes, patterned ground, earth hummocks, debris cones, solifluction lobes and solifluction terraces.
The focus of our second application was on discerning--during different times of the year--the resistivity behavior of materials found inside earth hummocks.