Vorkuta K-19

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Created: 2014-02-18 10:48:02
Modified: 2014-02-18 14:49:50

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

MEAN ANNUAL GROUND TEMPERATURE AT OR NEAR DEPTH OF ZERO ANNUAL AMPLITUDE (°C) – report  value for most recent year or 12 month interval -4.8 to –4.6°C

Depth of zero annual amplitude (or depth of measurement reported above)  (m) 11.5 m zero amp.

Range (if applicable) of mean annual ground temperature over observation period (°C) -4.8 to –4.6°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[x] No[ ]   Density: Yes [x] No[ ]


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 temperatureUst-Kara (69°15'N 64°58'E), air temp, snow depth (1933-1999)

Depth:13.25 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Diameter:10.8 cm
Drilling Method:Column drilling
Date Drilled:08. Aug 1982
Type:helicopter, caterpillar drive, distance 215 km from Vorkuta
Distance From Road:215000 m
Distance From Heat:300 m
Slope:1 °
Aspect:234.8 °
Permafrost Thickness:750 m
Permafrost Zone:Continuous
Landform:Low lake-type plain, Q II (2-4)
Lithology:0.0-2.0m peat, 2.0-5.45m silt, 5.45-6.7 sand, 6.7-13.1m silt, 13.1-13.25m shale
Morphology:Valley near a slope
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Longitude:64.92777778 °
Latitude:69.24583333 °
Elevation:3.42062902 m
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