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Soil formed in either mineral or organic materials having permafrost either
within 1 m below the surface or, if the soil is strongly cryoturbated, with 2 m
below the surface, and having a mean annual ground temperature below 0 deg C.
From the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC):http://nsidc.org