Darhad depression (near Rinchinlkhumbe)

General Information

Created: 2014-02-13 15:33:46
Modified: 2014-02-14 15:11:22

Active: No
Responsible Countries: Mongolia,
Timezone:UTC/GMT +08:00 hours
Vegetation Type:Grassland
Responsible Person:Natsagdorj Sharkhuu

The active layer is about 3.5 m thick.

MEAN ANNUAL GROUND TEMPERATURE AT OR NEAR DEPTH OF ZERO ANNUAL AMPLITUDE (°C) – report  value for most recent year or 12 month interval -0.59°C, at depth 5 m in October 17, 2005

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. Rinchinlkhumbe weather station in the same village

Depth:5 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Diameter:13 cm
Drilling Method:Dry drilling
Date Drilled:01. Oct 2005
Type:road (230 km from Murun)
Permafrost Zone:Continuous
Vegetation:Grassland with rich herds
Lithology:0-48 m river gravel and sand, 4.8-5.2 m lacustrine blue-gray silt
Morphology:The borehole is located in a wet plain of a river terrace. Strong frost heave and thaw settlement are characteristic of the study site.
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Longitude:99.63705556 °
Latitude:51.11483333 °
Elevation:66.52677155 m
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