Академическое издательство «Гео»

Sporadic permafrost, palsa, southern limit, West Siberia



KRIOSFERA ZEMLI, 2013, Vol. XVII, № 1, p. 17-27

Modern southern limit of permafrost in Western Siberia Lowland

Yu.K. Vasilchuk

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Geography and Geology,
119991, Moscow, Leninskie Gory, 1, Russia; vasilch@geol.msu.ru, vasilch_geo@mail.ru

The location of modern southern limit of permafrost has been elaborated. The southern boundary of the upper layer of permafrost coincides with the southern limit of the palsa areal in the north of West Siberia. The southern limit of permafrost extends to 60° N in the western part, south to the latitude part of the Ob River valley, and about 57° N in the eastern part of the region.

Sporadic permafrost, palsa, southern limit, West Siberia
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