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Term: Periglacial Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
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Definition: The conditions, processes and landforms associated with cold, nonglacial environments.  NSIDCCryosphere 

The conditions, processes and landforms associated with cold, nonglacial environments  IPAPermafrost 

The conditions, processes and landforms associated with cold, non-glacial environments. The term was originally used to describe the climatic and geomorphic conditions of areas peripheral to Pleistocene Ice Sheets and Glaciers. Modern usage refers, however, to a wider range of cold climatic conditions regardless of their proximity to a Glacier, either in space or time. Many, but not all, Periglacial Environments possess Permafrost; all are dominated by Frost Action processes.  TrombottoGeocryology 

Of, or pertaining to, the outer perimeter of a glacier, particularly to the fringe areas surrounding the great continental glaciers of the geologic ice ages. Thus, "periglacial weathering" is said to have produced certain characteristic land forms.  AMSglossary 

Landforms created by processes associated with intense freeze-thaw action in an area high latitude areas or near an alpine or continental glacier.  PhysicalGeography 

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