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Periglacial is an adjective originally referring to places in the edges of glacial areas, but it has later been widely used in geomorphology to describe any place where geomorphic processes related to freezing of water occur. In the original meaning of periglacial area, areas described by the term were not buried by glacial ice, but were subject to intense freezing cycles and exhibit permafrost weathering and erosion characteristics.
A periglacial lake is one formed where the natural drainage of the topography is obstructed by an ice sheet, ice cap or glacier. Periglacial lakes are not typical of areas under the modern Periglacial definition, since most of them formed temporarily during the last deglaciation and are not necessarily associated to landforms created by the freezing of water (glaciers not accounted). A common ecological community in periglacial areas is the tundra.
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source: wikipedia

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