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English term or phrase:permafrost
Dutch translation:Permafrost
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14:55 Jan 30, 2009
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Science - Geology
Additional field(s): Environment & Ecology, Meteorology
English term or phrase: permafrost
Definition from weatherdudes.com:
A layer of soil at varying depths below the surface in which the temperature has remained below freezing continuously from a few to several thousands of years.

Example sentence(s):
  • ecent warming has degraded large sections of permafrost, with pockets of soil collapsing as the ice within it melts. The results include buckled highways, destabilized houses, and "drunken forests" of trees that lean at wild angles. National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • The different climatic conditions determinate the cryogenic asymmetry of the Antarctic Peninsula with respect the continuous permafrost on north-east side and the discontinuous permafrost on the west sector. tierradelfuego.gov.ar
  • Understanding permafrost is not only important to civil engineering and architecture, it is also a crucial part of studying global change and protecting the environment in cold regions. The National Snow and Ice Data Center
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de altijd bevroren grond die zich op ca. 1/5 van het gehele aardoppervlak onder de oppervlaktelaag bevindt
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Definition from Van Dale:
de altijd bevroren grond die zich op ca. 1/5 van het gehele aardoppervlak onder de oppervlaktelaag bevindt

Example sentence(s):
  • Ook in de Alpen, waar bergtoppen door de permafrost al duizenden jaren een geheel vormen, is het verschijnsel waarneembaar. - De Standaard  
Marleen Labbeke
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Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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EddyArtEco permafrost (letterlijk "altijd vorst") is een Zweeds woord dat net als ombudsman in vele talen is overgenomen. Het is moeilijk te vertalen en er lijkt geen enkel bezwaar tegen het in het Nederlands te gebruiken. Dat gebeurt trouwens al tientallen jaren. Eddy van der Maarel

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