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Term: Cryofront Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The boundary between cryotic and noncryotic ground as indicated by the position of the 0 degrees Celsius isotherm in the ground.  NSIDCCryosphere 

The boundary between cryotic and noncryotic ground as indicated by the position of the 0˚C isotherm in the ground  IPAPermafrost 

The boundary between cryotic and non-Cryotic Ground as indicated by the position of the 0C isotherm in the ground. The Permafrost Base and the boundaries between noncryotic and cryotic portions of the Active Layer constitute Cryofronts. The Freezing Front may lag behind the Cryofront as it moves downwards during annual freezing of the Active Layer as a result of freezing-point depression.  TrombottoGeocryology 

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