Title Study of western Taymyr permafrost in the framework of the IPY education program
Author Zemskova, A.M.
Author Affil Zemskova, A.M., Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Cryolithology and Glaciology, Faculty of Geography, Moscow, Russian Federation
Source International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP) Proceedings, Vol.9, p.2033-2036, ; Ninth international conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, AK, June 29-July 3, 2008, edited by D.L. Kane and K.M. Hinkel. Publisher: [publisher varies], [location varies], International. ISBN: 978-0-9800179-3- 9
Publication Date 2008
Notes In English. 4 refs. CRREL Acc. No: 62006275
Index Terms education; glacial geology; ground ice; ice; permafrost; snow; Russia--Taymyr Peninsula; Asia; Cenozoic; Commonwealth of Independent States; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; Krasnoyarsk Russian Federation; landscapes; periglacial features; programs; Quaternary; Russian Federation; Taymyr Dolgan-Nenets Russian Federation; Taymyr Peninsula
Abstract A 10-day course on Permafrost and Periglacial Geomorphology of Western Siberia and Western Taymyr (PPG) as part of the framework of the IPY education program, was jointly developed by faculty of the Geography Department of Moscow State University and researchers from the Earth Cryosphere Institute. The course was held at the end of July and beginning of August 2007 aboard the Fedor Naianov vessel, which sailed on Yenisey River from the town of Dudinka to the port of Dikson on the Arctic coast. The course attracted six Russian upper-level undergraduate and graduate students from Moscow State and St. Petersburg State Universities. The main topics of the course were (1) landscape- specific permafrost conditions and characteristics of the lower Yenisey River region, (2) ground ice and cryolithology, (3) Quaternary history of Western Taymyr, and (4) field methods of geomorphologic investigations. The course consisted of extensive field excursions at nine stops along the Yenisey and a lecture series and laboratory work aboard the ship.
Publication Type conference paper or compendium article
Record ID 285964