cryoturbation


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cryoturbation

the movement of frozen earth sediments as a result of ice formation.
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They are easily characterized in the field by evidences of soil cryoturbation (repetition of freezing and thawing processes in periglacial zones, AMICO & PREVITALI, 2012).
Much of the landscape consists of colluvium, stone stripes, frost polygons, and associated cryoturbation features.
Cryoturbation, the movement of soil through freeze-thaw processes, may also be important in ditch soils in colder regions.
Gelisols will have evidence of cryoturbation (frost heaving and churning) in the soil above the permafrost.
Wisconsin age cryoturbation features in central Ohio.
Like the permafrost, podbur soils have a homogeneous profile due to cryoturbation.
The presence of cryptogamic crusts reduces cryoturbation through surface stabilization (W.
5-7,) Fritillaria caballeroi is integrated in open pioneer-like grasslands that prosper on shallow, developed siliceous soils, subjected to strong phenomena of cryoturbation, on the Oromediterranean ("oreina" communities), generally on topographic scenarios of crests, steep slopes, or rocky spurs where the accumulation of snow is of little magnitude.
Five seeded and five planted plots were located on earth hummocks, a natural feature on the landscape created by cryoturbation, and five were positioned in hollows.
Differential raising, cryoturbation, and the geliexpansibility gradient