geliturbation

geliturbation

[‚jel·ə‚ter′bāsh·ən]
(geology)
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This cover is very resistant and can tolerate drastic environmental conditions such as drought, soil-heaving, seasonal waterlogging and geliturbation.
Furthermore, the accumulation of amorphous compounds (mineral or organic) results in an increase in the geliexpansibility of the material, and thus soil formation processes may mean that sands that were initially untouched are later affected by geliturbation.
All the differences in the raising of the ice are thus expressed below, giving rise to geliturbations.