suprapermafrost layer

suprapermafrost layer

[¦sü·prə′pər·mə‚frȯst ‚lā·ər]
(hydrology)
The layer of ground above permafrost; it includes the active layer and possibly occurrences of talik and perelotok. Also known as supragelisol.
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