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Regionalization for geocryological conditions and forecast, Yamal Peninsula , Russia
Entry ID: GGD193

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Abstract: This data set consists of a classification of the geological environment of Yamal, based on a map of natural complexes of North West Siberia. 52 separate regions were identified, distinguished by landscape and geocryological conditions such as cryolithological structure, ground ice, soil temperature, soil ice content, distribution of cryogenic geological processes, character of vegetation cover, and natural protection of groundwater. The data set also includes an assessment of possible future changes in geocryological conditions, such as ground temperature and active layer thickness, under varying disruptions to the land surface (vegetation and snow).
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 73.5   S: 66.5   E: 73.5   W: 66.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: E.S. Melnikov
Dataset Title: Regionalization for geocryological conditions and forecast, Yamal Peninsula , Russia
Dataset Series Name: GGD193
Dataset Release Date: 2004-10-11
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-01-01
Stop Date: 1989-12-31
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Phone: 7-095-135-9828
Fax: 7-095-135-6582
Email: emelnikov at
Contact Address:
Russian Academy of Sciences, SIberian Branch
Branch of Geocryological Prognosis and Informatic of Earth Cryosphere Institute
r. 85, Vavilova St. 30/6
City: Moscow
Postal Code: 117982
Country: Russia
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S.E. Grechischev. 1989. Regional prognosis of cryogenic physical-geological processes and ecological problems of permafrost zone of West Siberia. Geocryological studies in Arctic regions, International Symposium. Yamburg, USSR, vol. III, p. I, pp. 3-14. E.S. Melnikov, N.G. Moskalenko, A.V. Pavlov. 1989. Geoecological problems of oil-gas complex of Yamal. Geocryological stidies in Arctic ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2004-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-05-01