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cryopediment

cryopediment A bench-like land-form, cut indiscriminately across bedrock, and confined to past or present periglacial environments. Its position on the lower part of a hill-slope is the main criterion for distinguishing it from a cryoplanation terrace. It is the periglacial analogue of the warm desert pediment.

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cryopediment

cryopediment A bench-like land-form, cut indiscriminately across bedrock, and confined to past or present periglacial environments. Its position on the lower part of a hillslope is the main criterion for distinguishing it from a cryoplanation terrace. It is the periglacial analogue of the warm desert pediment.

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"cryopediment." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved December 14, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/cryopediment