A pingo, also called a hydrolaccolith, is a mound of earth-covered ice found in the Arctic and subarctic that can reach up to 70 metres (230 ft) in height and up to 600 m (2,000 ft) in diameter. The term originated as the Inuvialuktun word for a small hill. A pingo is a periglacial landform, which is defined as a nonglacial landform or process linked to colder climates. They are essentially formed by ground ice which develops during the winter months as temperatures fall. The plural form is "pingos".
Great photo, a comprehensive comment. I can not ask you to allow him to demonstrate his lectures to students geographers. Sincerely, Andrew Domaranskyy. Ukraine.
Thank you for the comments Andrew!! I hope that you enjoyed my gallery and please come back to visit! Cheers from Winnipeg // Tim
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Photo taken in Inuvik Region, NT, Canada
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