Guide to Geologic Hazards in Alaska - Glossary

Frost heaving
The uneven lifting or upward movement, and general distortion, of surface soils, rocks, vegetation, and structures such as pavements, due to subsurface freezing of water and growth of ice masses (esp. ice lenses); any upheaval of ground caused by freezing. Syn: frost heave. (Neuendorf, K.K.E. and others, 2005)
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