permafrost

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permafrost

permanently frozen ground on which only a thin layer thaws in the summer, as in the high Arctic and Antarctic.
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The Old Crow Basin is located in the northern Yukon, approximately 200 km west of the Mackenzie Delta, within the continuous permafrost zone (Fig.
These results may seem surprising considering that studies conducted in other regions of the continuous permafrost zone are showing an increase in surface area for most lakes (Osterkamp et al.

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