Swedish translation: Permafrost

English term or phrase:permafrost
Swedish translation:Permafrost

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15:56 Jan 29, 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 är när vattnet i marken är fruset (tjäle) året runt.
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Definition from Wikipedia:
Permafrost är när vattnet i marken är fruset (tjäle) året runt.

Example sentence(s):
  • Stora mängder metan finns i havsbottnar och en del även i permafrost i form av metangas inkapslad i is. - SMHI  
  • Även under de isfria perioderna varierar klimatet och under långa perioder kännetecknades miljön i Sverige av tundra med permafrost. - Statens Geologiska Undersökning, SGU  
  • Vikande permafrost ökar växthuseffekten. - Forskning och Framsteg  
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Yes  Anna Klotz: Nationalencyklopedin: permafrost pe´rmafrost, ständig tjäle, mark som är frusen minst två år i följd.
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Yes  Anna Herbst
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