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Term: Patterned ground Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A general term for any ground surface exhibiting a discernibly ordered, more or less symmetrical, morphological pattern of ground and, where present, vegetation.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A general term for any ground surface exhibiting a discernibly ordered, more or less symmetrical, morphological pattern of ground and, where present, vegetation  IPAPermafrost 

A general term for any ground surface exhibiting a discernibly ordered, more or less symmetrical, morphological pattern of ground and, where present, vegetation. Some Patterned Ground features are not confined to Permafrost regions but they are best developed in regions of present or past intensive Frost Action. A descriptive classification of Patterned Ground includes such features as non-sorted and sorted circles, nets, Polygons, steps and stripes, and Solifluction Features. In Permafrost regions, the most ubiquitous macro-form is the Ice-wedge Polygon, and a common micro-form is the nonsorted circle.  TrombottoGeocryology 

A general term for any ground surface exhibiting a discernibly ordered, more- or-less symmetrical, morphological pattern of ground and, when present, vegetation.  AMSglossary 

Term used to describe a number of surface features found in periglacial environments. These features can resemble circles, polygons, nets, steps, and stripes. The development of some of these shapes is thought to be the result of freeze-thaw action.  PhysicalGeography 

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