Ice Veins

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ice Veins

 

ice formations in the cracks of rocks, occurring with the freezing of water in fissured water-bearing beds or in frost clefts.

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Therefore, the upper permafrost and transition zone contain interstitial pore ice, lenses of segregation ice, and ice veins and, in time, become supersaturated with ice.
Secondary and tertiary ice wedges and contemporary ice veins are occasionally observed extending from primary ice wedges upward into the transition zone (Fig.
This phenomenon is manifested by the presence of ice veins and ice lenses that can range from a few mm to 30 cm in thickness, which may represent injection ice rather than segregation ice.