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Definition of "thermokarst" []

  • A region similar in appearance to karst topography, characterized by an irregular land surface, with bogs, pits, and other depressions, formed in areas of permafrost due to ice melting. (noun)

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Use "thermokarst" in a sentence
  • "The lakes in this area are known as thermokarst lakes."
  • "Similar features can be found in "thermokarst" landscapes in Alaska and elsewhere, where permafrost is melting to create lakes and streams."
  • ""thermokarst" lakes _ formed when terrain collapses over thawing permafrost and fills with meltwater _ may have doubled in the past three decades."