Definitions for "SOLIFLUCTION"
The creep of soil saturated with water and/or ice, caused by alternate freezing and thawing; most common in polar regions.
A form of creep in which soil flows downslope at a rate of 0.5 to 15 centimeters per year. Solifluction occurs in relatively cold regions when the brief warmth of summer thaws only the upper meter or two of regolith, which becomes waterlogged because the underlying ground remains frozen and therefore the water cannot drain down into it.
A type of mass movement in which material moves slowly downslope in areas where the soil is saturated with water. It commonly occurs in permafrost areas.
Keywords:  subaerial