Thaw-sensitive permafrost

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Term: Thaw-sensitive permafrost
Definition: Perennially frozen ground which, upon thawing, will experience significant thaw settlement and suffer loss of strength to a value significantly lower than that for similar material in an unfrozen condition
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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