Cryogenic Morphosculpture

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Cryogenic Morphosculpture

 

a type of morpho-sculpture that arises under the effect of frost weathering, nivation, solifluction, thermokarst phenomena, and so forth. On aggradation plains, cryogenic morphosculpture is usually represented by swell hummocks, thermokarst basins, and polygonal soils; on uplands and in mountains, by rock streams, altiplanation terraces, and structured ground.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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