relict permafrost

relict permafrost

[′rel·ikt ′pər·mə‚frȯst]
(geology)
Permafrost formed in the past which persists in areas where it would not form today.
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They show the regional variation in permafrost thickness and type as related to latitude, altitude, and water cover (for relict permafrost).