Finnish translation: ikirouta

English term or phrase:permafrost
Finnish translation:ikirouta

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12:57 Nov 13, 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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Ikirouta on pysyvä (monivuotinen) routa; pysyvästi routaantunut maaperä.
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Definition from EnDic environmental dictionary:
Ikirouta on pysyvä (monivuotinen) routa; pysyvästi routaantunut maaperä.

Example sentence(s):
  • Suuri kysymys on ikirouta. Tutkimustyötä on tehtävä, jotta tietäisimme, mitä ikiroudan sulaessa tapahtuu maahan vuosituhansien aikana kasvien ilmakehästä sitomalle hiilelle. -  
Merja Jauhiainen
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