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14:54 Jan 30, 2009
English to Russian translations [PRO] 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.
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
I am writing from work, so I don't have cyrillic handy at the moment.
But I have always assumed that this is simply 'vechnaia merzlota.' Razve nyet?
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Definition from own experience or research: Вечная мерзлота - устойчивое сочетание в русском языке
Районы вечной мерзлоты — верхняя часть земной коры, температура которой долгое время (от 2—3 лет до тысячелетий) не поднимается выше 0 °C. В зоне вечной мерзлоты грунтовые воды находятся в виде льда, её глубина иногда превышает 1000 метров. - Wikipedia
Igor Moshkin Russian Federation Local time: 11:42 Native speaker of: Russian PRO pts in category: 24