frost pull and frost push

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*Periglacial processes that bring about the upward migration of rock fragments (clasts) through the regolith. Frost push takes place when an ice lens forms beneath a clast and so pushes it upwards. Frost pull occurs when a clast adheres to ice within a freezing regolith and so is drawn upwards as the ground heaves.

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