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Term: Ground ice Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
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Definition: A general term referring to all types of ice contained in freezing and frozen ground.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A general term referring to all types of ice contained in freezing and frozen ground  IPAPermafrost 

A general term referring to all types of Ice contained in freezing and Frozen Ground. Ground Ice occurs in pores, cavities, voids or other openings in soil or rock and includes Massive Ice. It generally excludes Buried Ice. Ground Ice may be epigenetic or syngenetic, contemporaneous or relict, aggrading or degrading, perennial or seasonal. It may occur as lenses, wedges, veins, sheets, seams, irregular masses, or as individual crystals or coatings on mineral or organic particles. Perennial Ground Ice can only occur within Permafrost bodies.  TrombottoGeocryology 

A body of clear ice in frozen ground. Ice of this nature is most commonly found in more or less permanently frozen ground (permafrost) and may be of sufficient age to be termed fossil ice. (Also called subsoil ice, subterranean ice, underground ice, stone ice.)  AMSglossary 

General term used to describe all bodies of ice in the ground surface of the permafrost layer. Also called anchor ice. Some forms of ground ice include: pore ice, needle ice, ice wedge, segregated ice, sand wedge, and ice lenses.  PhysicalGeography 

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