mass of ice that thrusts up overlying soil to form a mound

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • Pingo — A pingo, also called a hydrolaccolith, is a mound of earth covered ice found in the Arctic, subarctic, and Antarctica that can reach up to 70 metres in height and up to 2 kilometres in diameter. The term originated as the Inuit word for a small… …   Wikipedia

  • permafrost — /perr meuh frawst , frost /, n. (in arctic or subarctic regions) perennially frozen subsoil. Also called pergelisol. [1943; PERMA(NENT) + FROST] * * * Perennially frozen earth, with a temperature below 32 °F (0 °C) continuously for two years or… …   Universalium

  • lithal — noun a) lithium aluminium hydride; b) term sometime used to indicate a pingo, also called hydrolaccolith, a mound of earth covered ice found in the Arctic and subarctic environments that can reach up to 70 m in height and up to 600 m in diameter …   Wiktionary

  • Stones and Rocks — All the words in this list incorporate the element lith , from the Greek lithos stone . Unfortunately, if you ve come looking for a list of different types of stone (a list that would easily run into the thousands) you should really consult a… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • бугры пучения — гидролакколиты В Якутии – булгунняхи, на Алтае – тебелеры, в Сев. Америке – пинго – образуются в результате вспучивания сильно увлажненных горных пород при их промерзании и увеличении объема. Развиты в областях… …   Справочник технического переводчика

  • гидролакколит — Бугор пучения, образующийся в зоне вечной мерзлоты. Ядро бугра состоит либо из сплошного льда, либо из переслоенного льдом мерзлого грунта. [Словарь геологических терминов и понятий. Томский Государственный Университет] Тематики геология,… …   Справочник технического переводчика

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