: the study of frozen ground and intensive frost action

Word History


cryo- + pedology entry 2

Note: Term probably introduced by the American geologist Kirk Bryan (1888-1950) in "Cryopedology, the study of frozen ground and intensive frost-action, with suggestions on nomenclature,"American Journal of Science, vol. 244, no. 9 (September 1, 1946), pp. 622-42.

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cryopedology was in 1946

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“Cryopedology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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