A (usually shallow) body of water found in a depression within a thermokarst landform. The water is from thawed permafrost. If the permafrost continues to thaw the lake may drain away, leaving a depression.

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    STATION NAME AND OWNER The Barrow ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic

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    STATION NAME AND OWNER The Canadian High ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic

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    STATION NAME AND OWNER The Numto Park Station belongs to the UNESCO Chair on Environmental Dynamics and Climate ChangeAccording to the United Nations Framework Convention

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    Glossary

    A landform that results when ground ice (ice-rich permafrostPermafrost is frozen ground that remains at or below zero degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) for two or

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