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Slope Ecology and Active Layer in the Central Yamal Peninsula, West Siberia, Russia
Entry ID: GGD188

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Abstract: This data set contains slope ecology parameters from Western Siberia, including morphology, lithology, soil-vegetation cover, depth of thaw, and chemical composition of landslide slopes. The study site comprises a highly-dissected alluvial-lacustrine-marine plain in which a number of hazardous processes operate, such as thermal erosion and landsliding. Active layer detachments were active in August 1989, and this produced 400 new landslides in the area of 10 square km. Field measurements were conducted at each of the landslides, as well as aerial photographs of the larger slides. These data were collected at Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program Network Site ID R5.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.28   S: 70.28   E: 68.9   W: 68.9

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Slope Ecology and Active Layer in the Central Yamal Peninsula, West Siberia, Russia
Dataset Series Name: GGD188
Dataset Release Date: 2003-05-14
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-08-01
Stop Date: 2002-09-30
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Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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Distribution Format: Paper
Phone: 7-095-215-8666
Fax: 7-095-135-6582
Email: mleibman at
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Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences
Moscow department of Earth Cryosphere Institute
Vavilov str., 30/6
City: Moscow
Postal Code: GSP-1, 119
Country: Russia
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Leibman, M.O., Kizyakov, A.I., Sulerzhitsky, L.D., Zaretskaya, N.E. 2003. Dynamics of the landslide slopes and mechanism of their development on Yamal peninsula, Russia. Proceedings of the International Conference on Permafrost, Zurich 21-25 July 2003. A.A.Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam, Netherlands (in press). Leibman M.O. 2001. Procedures and results of active-layer measurements in marine saline ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18