ground ice


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ground ice

[′grau̇nd ‚īs]
(hydrology)
A body of clear ice in frozen ground, most commonly found in more or less permanently frozen ground (permafrost), and may be of sufficient age to be termed fossil ice. Also known as stone ice; subsoil ice; subterranean ice; underground ice.
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The plumes were detected over locales that show either evidence of ancient ground ice or the flow of liquid water, including the Nili Fossae region, an area east of Arabia Terra and the southeast quadrant of an ancient volcano called Syrtis Major.
The three regions releasing gas also showed evidence of ancient ground ice or flowing water.
The flood of images sent back by Phoenix revealed a landscape similar to what can be found in Earth's permafrost regions - geometric patterns in the soil likely related to the freezing and thawing of ground ice.
Dangerous Ground Ice Cube stars as an exiled South African who returns home after 12 years abroad to find his country infected with a radical new set of problems - crime and drugs.
When half the ground ice bound and missing NINE players through injury, there is always room for excuses, but Jeffrey insisted: "Our motto has always been not to make excuses so we'll not start now.