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Created: 2014-02-20 11:03:45
Modified: 2014-02-20 11:03:45

Active: No
GTN-P:RU 109
Responsible Countries: Russia,
Timezone:UTC/GMT +04:00 hours
Vegetation Type:Tundra
Responsible Person:Ivan Valentinovich Derevyanko

Supposed to be "1000 m away from river" (see "Disturbance"), however, coordinates are at point ca. 400 m from a smaller river.


MEAN ANNUAL GROUND TEMPERATURE AT OR NEAR DEPTH OF ZERO ANNUAL AMPLITUDE (°C) – report  value for most recent year or 12 month interval -2.0°C


AIR TEMPERATURE AND SNOW COVER THICKNESS/DENSITY MEASUREMENTS AT THE BOREHOLE SITE (indicate frequency of observations): Air temperature: Yes [x] No [ ]    Snow thickness: Yes[ ] No[x]   Density: Yes [ ] No[x]


NAME AND LOCATION OF CLOSEST CLIMATE STATION (latitude, longitude, and distance from borehole, km) – provide (if available) mean monthly air temperature and snow depth of reporting interval for mean annual ground temperature Vorkuta (67°29'N 64°01'E), 1946-1999


Depth:600 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Diameter:10.8 cm
Drilling Method:Column drilling
Date Drilled:01. Jan 1987
Type:from Vorkuta helicopter 155km, caterpillar 180km)
Distance From Road:155000 m
Distance From Heat:1000 m
Slope:1 °
Aspect:177.1 °
Permafrost Thickness:515 m
Permafrost Zone:Continuous
Vegetation:stated as "Tundra". However, Google Earth photos in a circuit of about 20 km show both tundra and shrub tundra, so it might be "Shrub Tundra". (Kerstin Gillen)
Landform:Big-land tundra, marine plain QII4
Lithology:0.0-50m silt, 50-198m clay with sand, 198-535m sandstone, clay, sand
Morphology:Valley near slope
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Longitude:60.43333333 °
Latitude:67.73333333 °
Elevation:119 m
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