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Term: Active ice wedge Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: An ice wedge that is growing as a result of repeated (but not necessarily annual) winter cracking.  NSIDCCryosphere 

An ice wedge that is growing as a result of repeated (but not necessarily annual) winter cracking  IPAPermafrost 

An Ice Wedge is termed 'active' if it is growing as a result of repeated (but not necessarily annual) winter cracking in Ground Ice containing Permafrost. Active Ice Wedges developed in mineral soil occur primarily in areas of Continuous Permafrost.  TrombottoGeocryology 

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