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Term: Cryogenesis
Definition: The combination of thermo-physical, physico-chemical and physico-mechanical processes occurring in freezing, frozen and thawing earth materials. Specific processes of Cryogenesis include water migration during freezing and thawing of the ground, Frost Heave, heat and mass (moisture) exchange, regelation and Gelifluction.
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