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Term: Frost creep Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The net downslope displacement that occurs when a soil, during a freeze-thaw cycle, expands normal (perpendicular) to the ground surface and settles in a nearly vertical direction.  NSIDCCryosphere 

The net downslope displacement that occurs when a soil, during a freeze-thaw cycle, expands normal to the ground surface and settles in a nearly vertical direction  IPAPermafrost 

The net downslope displacement that occurs when a soil, during a freeze-thaw cycle, expands normal to the ground surface and settles in a nearly vertical direction.  TrombottoGeocryology 

Slow mass movement of soil downslope that is initiated by freeze-thaw action. Occurs where the stresses on the slope material are too small to create a rapid failure.  PhysicalGeography 

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