Danish translation: permafrost

English term or phrase:permafrost
Danish 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
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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.
  • 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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Permafrost er permanent frost i jorden. De øverste 10-30 cm af jorden er altid stivfrosne, og det er kun de øverste par cm, der er frostfri om sommeren.
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Permafrost er permanent frost i jorden. De øverste 10-30 cm af jorden er altid stivfrosne, og det er kun de øverste par cm, der er frostfri om sommeren.

Example sentence(s):
  • Permafrost er permanent frosne områder, som dækker store dele af de nordlige arktiske områder, i Alaska, Canada og Sibirien. - NOAH  
  • Når havisen i Arktis i disse år smelter med stigende hast, så ophobes varmen i en sådan grad, at også landområdernes permafrost tør. - DMI  
  • Permafrost er den tilstand, som jord og klippesten kommer i, når det har været frosset i mere end to år. Det virker som en slags afstivende skelet, der holder sammen på klippesiderne. Så hvis permafrosten forsvinder, frygter forskerne, at bjergsiderne kollapser, og det kan have store konsekvenser, advarer forskerne. -  
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