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thermokarst Line breaks: thermo|karst
Pronunciation: /ˈθəːmə(ʊ)kɑːst/

Definition of thermokarst in English:


[mass noun] Geology
A form of periglacial topography resembling karst, with hollows produced by the selective melting of permafrost.
Example sentences
  • Deep permafrost thawing may result in irregular surface subsidence and thermokarst pits and mounds.
  • Warming of permafrost, thawing of ground ice, and development of thermokarst terrain have been documented over the past several decades.
  • The forest owes its appearance to an adjacent lake, one of a number of thermokarst lakes in the region.
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