- frost wedging
- (not recommended)use frost shattering.
Glossary of landform and geologic terms. 2013.
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Frost weathering — A rock in Abisko fractured (along existing joints) possibly by mechanical frost weathering or thermal stress Frost weathering is a collective name for several mechanical weathering processes induced by stresses created by the freezing of water… … Wikipedia
wedging — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of wedge (II) : the act or process of one that wedges; specifically : the springing out or dislodging of ice or rock by frost acting as a wedge … Useful english dictionary
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