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aggradation

[‚ag·rə′dā·shən]
(geology)
(hydrology)
A process of shifting equilibrium of stream deposition, with upbuilding approximately at grade.
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aggradation

The addition of a material to the earth’s surface to promote the uniformity of a grade or slope.
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BP (Morlan, 1980), prevailing cold temperatures allowed permafrost to aggrade through the glaciolacustrine sediments and form segregated ice lenses.
These streams deposit the excess sediment in their channels, floodplains or banks, which thereby aggrade over time.
Active layers between 60 and 100 cm develop over permafrost that aggrades upward with sedimentation and vegetation succession (Morse et al., 2009).
In deeper lakes (> 2 m), a thaw bulb may develop in the underlying permafrost, but upon drainage, permafrost aggrades into the sediments, and the ice-wedge network is reestablished.
Second, as peat accumulates, permafrost aggrades from below, drawing water to the plane of freezing (Zoltai and