Frozen Ground

frozen ground

[¦frōz·ən ′grau̇nd]
(geology)
Soil having a temperature below freezing, generally containing water in the form of ice. Also known as gelisol; merzlota; taele; tjaele.

Frozen Ground

 

natural mineral and organic-mineral aggregates containing ice. They form in those parts of the upper-most layer of the earth’s crust which are frozen for a short time (seasonally) or permanently. A distinction is made between ground frozen for a short time and seasonally (less than one year), pereletoks (frozen for one to two years), and permanently frozen ground (frozen for more than two years). A further distinction is made between frozen ground containing ice and ground cooled to below 0°C that does not contain ice (called moroznye rocks).

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The half-famished horses were too weak to overtake them on the frozen ground, but succeeded in driving them on the ice, where they slipped and fell, and were easily dispatched.
But we children were more easily pleased, and we thought April a splendid month because the snow all went early and left gray, firm, frozen ground for our rambles and games.
Rostov's horse was also getting restive: it pawed the frozen ground, pricking its ears at the noise and looking at the lights.
And how delightful is a walk when the frozen ground rings beneath our swinging tread--when our blood tingles in the rare keen air, and the sheep-dogs' distant bark and children's laughter peals faintly clear like Alpine bells across the open hills!
The wagon rattled, jumped, almost flew, over the frozen ground; but plainer, and still plainer, came the noise of pursuing horsemen behind.
Release date- 08082019 - The historic record of 32 -degree C in southern Alaska in early July 2019 exposes permafrost (permanently frozen ground) to an unprecedented temperature rise .
SHEPSHED RC athletes competing in the 33rd Charnwood Hills Fell Race found themselves facing frozen ground and patches of ice as they tackled the 14 mile course with 1200ft of ascent.
There will be less impact on herbaceous native plants when this work is done on frozen ground. Be sure to treat stumps with an herbicide such as glyphosate or triclopyr to kill the root system.
Winter A HARSH, raw, bone-chilling wind And unrelenting bitter cold Hard frosts whitening the frozen ground In a cruel winter tale told Ice glinting silver on streams and ponds Drifting snow carpeting the ground Hibernating wildlife seeking sanctuary as best it can But for some there is no escape to be found Early darkness reducing the daylight hours Leaving grey days as short and bleak Uncaring nature showing yet again Her evolutionary mean streak But on a far-distant day yet to come One that will make all wilting spirits sing She will herald the long-awaited arrival Of the golden glory that is life-affirming spring!
After searching him, he uncovered three frozen ground meat packages.
Russian Siberia, Mongolia, Greenland, Alaska and Northern Canada have permanently frozen ground in the northern hemisphere.
As the days grow longer and green shoots start to appear, even through frozen ground, many of us are itching to get gardening again.