Periglacial

Periglaciation

‘Periglacial’ describes a landscape that undergoes seasonal freezing and thawing and are generally located on the edges of past and present glaciated regions. These landscapes are home to impressive periglacial landforms, such as pingos, patterned ground and ice wedges. Further, they can also inform on past environments and be indicators for current climate conditions 1. …

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Periglacial Landforms

‘Periglacial’ describes a landscape that undergoes seasonal freezing and thawing, typically on the fringes of past and present glaciated regions. The landscapes are governed by specific depositional and erosional processes, and therefore produce completely unique landforms [1]. A dominant characteristic of periglacial landscapes is the presence of permafrost – ground that is frozen all year round …

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