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Term: Cryopeg Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A layer of unfrozen ground that is perennially cryotic (forming part of the permafrost), in which freezing is prevented by freezing-point depression due to the dissolved-solids content of the pore water.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A layer of unfrozen ground that is perennially cryotic (forming part of the permafrost), in which freezing is prevented by freezing-point depression due to the dissolved-solids content of the pore water  IPAPermafrost 

A layer of Unfrozen Ground that is perennially cryotic (forming part of the Permafrost), in which freezing is prevented by freezing-point depression due to the dissolved-solids content of the pore water. Three types of Cryopeg can be distinguished on the basis of their position with respect to Permafrost: a basal Cryopeg forms the basal portion of the Permafrost; an isolated Cryopeg is entirely surrounded by perennially Frozen Ground; and a marine Cryopeg is found in coastal or subsea perennially Frozen Ground; marine Cryopegs may also be basal and/or isolated.  TrombottoGeocryology 

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