Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-3941
Abramov, A; Gruber, S; Gilichinsky, D (2008). Mountain permafrost on active volcanoes: field data and statistical mapping, Klyuchevskaya volcano group, Kamchatka, Russia. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 19(3):261-277.
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Permafrost is widespread in mountainous volcanic areas of the Kamchatka Peninsula. In this paper, we describe geocryological conditions (active layer depths, permafrost temperatures, ground thermal properties and cryostratigraphy) in the Klyuchevskaya volcano group and estimate the spatial distribution of permafrost using a simple statistical model. Measured mean annual ground temperatures (MAGTs) vary from near 08C around 950 m a.s.l. to 78C at 2500 m a.s.l. and permafrost is predicted to occur at elevations > 700 m a.s.l. Heat transfer modelling indicates that the maximum permafrost thickness is about 1000 m for the highest summits (5000 m a.s.l.).
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography|
|DDC:||910 Geography & travel|
|Date:||06 August 2008|
|Deposited On:||09 Oct 2008 12:35|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 16:27|
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