Cryoturbation Areas

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Cryoturbation Areas

 

regions of strongly deformed soils and ground with traces of their movement. They have the appearance of turbulent action fixed in differently colored layers or in layers of different composition. Cryoturbation areas form when the ground thaws and also when it freezes under conditions of closed ground systems.

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