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Term: Freeze-thaw pattern Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Pattern of alternating temperatures from above to below freezing causing freezing and thawing of upper soil layer, often resulting in damage to plant root systems, particularly small winter grains, most commonly observed with soils near saturation in surface layers.  AMSglossary 

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