pore ice

pore ice

[′pȯr ‚īs]
(hydrology)
Ice which fills or partially fills pore spaces in permafrost; forms by freezing soil water in place, with no addition of water.
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Surface features common in the northern and southern mid latitudes of Mars and known as lobate debris aprons and lineated valley fill are believed to have formed either as debris flows mobilized by pore ice or as debris-covered glaciers.
Most changes to dune morphology resulted from thawing pore ice, surface ice, and snow.