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pingo

a low hill up to 50 m in height caused by hydrostatic pressure forcing up the soil over a solid ice core, in an area of permafrost.
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"The dimensions, shape and 'fractured' top of a pingo resemble the Cerealia Dome, which may have formed from alternating cycles of ice 'punching' up and effusing onto the surface of Ceres," planetary scientist Lynnae Quick said in a NASA (https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/what-looks-like-ceres-on-earth) statement.
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Glacial landforms such as moraines and pingos dot both northern and southern landscapes.
"Era a radio perfeita, pois tambem entre os pingos do tempo dava curtos ensinamentos dos quais algum dia viesse precisar saber.
Alfredo Jimenez, lawyer of the boy's parents, said ADZU elementary principal Pilar Agraviador, assistant principal Nimfa Mabalot, student services director Marilou Drapiza, guidance counsellor Benjamin Miranda, and teachers Jennyvic Arcillas, Noel Malcampo, Jennifer Pingos, Rosel Lubrica and Maria Doriza Longakit were the respondents in a complaint filed at the Zamboanga City Prosecutor's Office.
One of the worst cases of state-led oppression of pastoralists was the 2006 eviction of approximately 1,000 pastoralist households in the Ihefu Valley of southern Tanzania (Mbarali District; see PINGOs Forum et al.
* Only in building science can a connection be made between Shakespeare and the lingo about pingos. First, apologies to William Shakespeare.
On the Far North's main road, the Dalton Highway, dicey winter conditions and dusty summer travel over a gravel-packed highway that traverses boreal forest, taiga and tundra, past pingos and herds of musk ox and caribou, require heavy equipment and knowledgeable drivers that can withstand these hazards.
The geomorphology of the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula is dominated by periglacial processes and is host to the greatest concentration of pingos (ice-cored hills) in the world (Fig.