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NEW PERMAFROST FEATURE – DEP CRATER IN CENTRAL YAMAL (WEST SIBERIA, RUSIA) AS A RESPONSE TO LOCAL CLIMATE FLUCTUATIONS

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2014-7-4-68-79

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This paper is based on field data obtained during short visits to a newly formed permafrost feature in a form of relatively narrow, deep crater. Excluding impossible and improbable versions of the crater’s development, the authors conclude that it originated from warmer
ground temperatures and an increase in unfrozen water content, leading to an increase in pressure from gas emissions from permafrost and ground ice. This conclusion is also supported by known processes in the palaeo-geography of Yamal lakes and recent studies of gas-hydrate behavior and subsea processes in gas-bearing provinces.

About the Authors

Marina O. Leibman
The Earth Cryosphere Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tyumen State Oil and Gas University
Russian Federation


Alexander I. Kizyakov
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
Faculty of Geograph


Andrei V. Plekhanov
State Institution “Scientific Center for Arctic study”
Russian Federation


Irina D. Streletskaya
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
Faculty of Geograph


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Leibman M.O., Kizyakov A.I., Plekhanov A.V., Streletskaya I.D. NEW PERMAFROST FEATURE – DEP CRATER IN CENTRAL YAMAL (WEST SIBERIA, RUSIA) AS A RESPONSE TO LOCAL CLIMATE FLUCTUATIONS. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2014;7(4):68-79. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2014-7-4-68-79

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