Continuous permafrost

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Term: Continuous permafrost
Definition: Geographic area in which permafrost occurs everywhere beneath the exposed land surface with the exception of widely scattered sites, such as newly deposited unconsolidated sediments that have just been exposed to the freezing climate; mean annual soil surface temperatures are typically below -5 degrees (23 degrees Fahrenheit).
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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