permafrost

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per·ma·frost

 (pûr′mə-frôst′, -frŏst′)
n.
Permanently frozen subsoil, occurring throughout the Polar Regions and locally in perennially frigid areas.

permafrost

(ˈpɜːməˌfrɒst)
n
(Physical Geography) ground that is permanently frozen, often to great depths, the surface sometimes thawing in the summer
[C20: from perma(nent) + frost]

per•ma•frost

(ˈpɜr məˌfrɔst, -ˌfrɒst)

n.
(in arctic or subarctic regions) permanently frozen subsoil.
[1943; perma (nent) frost]

per·ma·frost

(pûr′mə-frôst′)
A layer of permanently frozen subsoil, reaching depths up to 5,000 feet (1,524 meters). Permafrost is found throughout most of the polar regions.

permafrost

Permanently frozen subsoil.

permafrost

Permanently frozen ground found in polar and subpolar zones.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.permafrost - ground that is permanently frozenpermafrost - ground that is permanently frozen  
land, soil, ground - material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
Translations

permafrost

[ˈpɜːməfrɒst] Npermagel m

permafrost

permafrost

[ˈpɜːməˌfrɒst] npermafrost m inv
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Between 2004 and 2012, the study authors drilled 13 permafrost soil cores from various sites in Alaska, and measured the total amounts of mercury and carbon in each core.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO -- 8 August 2017: Russian scientists have discovered on Monday a unique 12th century mummy that had been buried in permafrost soil in Siberia and named it called the Polar Princess which was buried in permafrost soil in the 12th century.
In one recent explosion, permafrost soil was thrown around 1 kilometre from the epicentre of the blast, highlighting the huge force, scientists discovered.
Naturally, the bodies were buried under the upper layer of permafrost soil, on the bank of the Kolyma River," Boris Kershengolts, of the Siberian branch of the Academy of Sciences, told The Independent.
In joint research with Canada, Japan succeeded in producing such gas from permafrost soil in northern Canada between 2007 and 2008 with the depressurization method.