Definition of patterned ground in English:

patterned ground

Syllabification: pat·terned ground


  • Ground showing a pattern of stones, fissures, and vegetation, typically forming polygons, rings, or stripes caused by repeated freezing and thawing.
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    • On a smaller scale, the periglacial landscape possesses a diversity of patterned ground phenomena, including circles, stripes, and nets.
    • By adjusting certain parameters in the model, Kessler and Werner reproduced the full range of stone patterns that make up what scientists call sorted patterned ground.
    • That strongly suggests that these areas of patterned ground have a glacial origin, says Klima.

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