Title Geocryological conditions in Antarctic oases [Geokriologicheskiye usloviya antarkticheskikh oazisov]
Author Abramov, A.A.; Mironov, V.A.; Lupachev, A.V.; Fedorov-Davydov, D.G.; Goryachkin, S.V.; Mergelov, N.S.; Ivashchenko, A.I.; Lukin, V.V.; Gilichinskiy, D.A.
Author Affil Abramov, A.A., Rossiskaya Akademiya Nauk, Institut Fiziko-Khimicheskikh i Biologicheskikh Problem Pochvovedeniya, Pushchino, Russian Federation. Other: Rossiskaya Akademiya Nauk, Institut Geografii, Russian Federation; Moskovskiy Gosudarstvennyy Universitet, Russian Federation; Arkticheskiy i Antarkticheskiy Nauchno-Issledovatel'skiy Institut, Russian Federation
Source Polar cryosphere and continental waters [Polyarnaya kriosfera i vody sushi], V.M. Kotlyakov, p.233-241, . Publisher: Paulsen Editions, Moscow, Russian Federation. ISBN: 978-5-98797-044-7
Publication Date 2011
Notes In Russian with English summary. 14 refs. CRREL Acc. No: 66000984
Index Terms active layer; climatic change; frozen ground; ground thawing; permafrost; thawing; Antarctica; Banger Hills; Bellingshausen Station; climate change; cryosphere; International Polar Year 2007-08; monitoring; observations; Progress Station
Abstract During the IPY the monitoring network have been organized near coastal Russian Antarctic stations. It is consist of boreholes for ground temperatures monitoring and sites for active layer depth measurements. The maximum active layer depth (1.2 m) and mean annual ground temperature (- 0.6C) have been observed at Bellingshausen station--on the northern permafrost boundary. The minimal temperatures have been observed at Russkaya station (-10,8C), where only daily thawing is possible for few centimeters. The ground temperatures and active layer depth at Progress, Banger hills, Novolazarevskaya and Molodejnaya are similar and lies in between. The observed data let us to estimate the geocryological conditions of Antarctic oasis's and will be the 0-point for future changes estimation.
Publication Type monograph
Record ID 311337