Cryosols typically occur in arctic and mountainous regions where permanently frozen subsoil or "permafrost" is found.
Soils having one or more cryic horizons (horizon with evidence of being perennially frozen) within 100 cm from the soil surface.
Swirl-like patterns in a cryoturbated or "cryic" horizon
Pingo in Greenland
Gleyi-Histic Cryosol (Glacic); West Siberia(photo St. Brozek)
Turbic Cryosol near Vorkuta, Northern Russia(photo St. Brozek)
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