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Definitions

  1. FROST HEAVING is a process by which ice columns can grow like plants out of moist soils.
  2. Originally, frost heaving was thought to occur due simply to the freezing of water in soil. (Web site)

Moist

  1. Moist, fine-grained soil at certain temperatures is most susceptible to frost heaving. (Web site)

Frost

  1. Frost Heaving "Frost heaving" is the lifting of a surface by the internal action of frost.

Weathering Processes

  1. The formation of scree is often a result of frost heaving, one of the physical weathering processes that slowly wear mountains down.

Frost Heaving

  1. Frost heaving (or frost heave) occurs when soil expands and contracts due to freezing and thawing. (Web site)
  2. FROST HEAVING is a process by which ice columns can grow like plants out of moist soils.
  3. In the 1960s, frost heaving was demonstrated in soil saturated in benzene and nitrobenzene, which contract when they freeze. (Web site)

Categories

  1. Moist Soils
  2. Weathering Processes
  3. Earth > Atmosphere > Weather > Frost
  4. Encyclopedia of Keywords > Nature > Freezing
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