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  • nonsorted circle —    A type of patterned ground whose mesh (shape) is dominantly circular and has a nonsorted appearance due to the absence of a border of rock fragments. Vegetation characteristically outlines the pattern by forming a bordering ridge. Diameters… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • nonsorted polygon —    (not preferred)    refer to patterned ground …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • earth hummock —    A type of hummock consisting predominantly of a core of silty and clayey mineral soil and showing evidence of cryoturbation. Earth hummocks are a type of nonsorted circle.    Compare: turf hummock, hummock [ patterned ground ], nonsorted… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • patterned ground —    A general term for any ground surface exhibiting a discernibly ordered, more or less symmetrical, morphological pattern of ground and, where present, vegetation. Patterned ground is characteristic of, but not confined to, permafrost regions or …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • conglomerate — conglomeratic /keuhn glom euh rat ik, keuhng /, conglomeritic /keuhn glom euh rit ik, keuhng /, adj. n., adj. /keuhn glom euhr it, keuhng /; v. /keuhn glom euh rayt , keuhng /, n., adj., v., conglomerated, conglomerating. n. 1. anything composed… …   Universalium

  • Butte gazonnée — Champ de buttes gazonnées sur sol tourbeux à 1 350 m d altitude dans les monts d Aubrac (Massif central) Une butte gazonnée (syn. thufur, hummock) est un monticule de terre, souvent végétalisé, de la dimension d une taupinière qui se… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • circle —    A form of patterned ground whose horizontal mesh is dominantly circular.    Compare: nonsorted circle, patterned ground.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • diamictite —    A general term for any nonsorted or poorly sorted, noncalcareous, terrigenous sedimentary rock (e.g., pebbly mudstone) containing a wide range of particle sizes.    Compare: diamicton.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • diamicton —    A generic term for any nonlithified, nonsorted or poorly sorted sediment that contains a wide range of particle sizes, such as rock fragments contained within a fine earth matrix (e.g., till) and used when the genetic context of the sediment… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • frost boil —    A small mound of fresh soil material formed by frost action. A type of nonsorted circle commonly found in fine grained sediment underlain by permafrost, or formed in areas affected by seasonal frost.    Compare: patterned ground.    NRC …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms


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