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Term: Frost wedging Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The mechanical disintegration, splitting or break-up of rock by the pressure of water freezing in cracks, crevices, pores, joints or bedding planes.  NSIDCCryosphere 

The mechanical disintegration, splitting or break-up of rock by the pressure of the freezing of water in cracks, crevices, pores, joints or bedding planes  IPAPermafrost 

A process of physical weathering in which water freezes in a crack and exerts force on the rock causing further rupture.  PhysicalGeography 

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