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Term: Palsa
Definition: A mound of peat that develops as the result of the formation of a number ice lenses beneath the ground surface. Typical size is 1 to 7 meters high, 10 to 30 meters wide, and 15 to 150 meters long. Found in the high latitudes. Similar to a pingo.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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