Definition of thermokarst in English:

thermokarst

Syllabification: ther·mo·karst
Pronunciation: /ˈTHərməˌkärst
 
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noun

Geology
  • A form of periglacial topography resembling karst, with hollows produced by the selective melting of permafrost.
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    • 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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