Disequilibrium permafrost

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Term: Disequilibrium permafrost
Definition: Permafrost that is not in thermal equilibrium with the existing mean annual surface or sea-bottom temperature and the Geothermal Heat Flux. Typically a disequilibrium is stated when a warming (or cooling) trend emerges. OR degrading permafrost
Created 2022.03.08
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