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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Erosion of rock or soil caused by alternating thawing and freezing.

Usage examples (3)
  • As the snow begins the nivation process from snowflakes to ice a stage named granular snow, pore space increases, air movement and subilimation loss increase...
  • I can see how individual layers of ice are identified in the plastic layer where the process of transformation of snow to firn to ice nivation is occurring, but in the...
  • Curry, writing from the Department of Geography of the University of North Carolina, reported that, in 1963 and 1964, during studies of Little Ice Age glaciation and... for more
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