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Term: Frost mound Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Any mound-shaped landform produced by ground freezing combined with accumulation of ground ice due to groundwater movement or the migration of soil moisture.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Any mound-shaped landform produced by ground freezing combined with accumulation of ground ice due to groundwater movement or the migration of soil moisture  IPAPermafrost 

Any mound-shaped landform produced by ground freezing combined with Accumulation of Ground Ice due to groundwater movement or the migration of soil moisture. Various types of Frost Mounds, (e.g., frost blisters, icing blisters, palsas and Pingos) can be distinguished on the basis of their structure and duration, and the character of the Ice contained in them.  TrombottoGeocryology 

A conical mound on a land surface, caused by the freezing of water in the ground. It is a product of frost heaving, but is unusual in that it requires a great concentration of water in a relatively small subsurface volume. Usually a frost mound is of seasonal duration. (Also called ice mound, ground ice mound.)  AMSglossary 

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