Regionalization for geocryological conditions and forecast, Yamal Peninsula , Russia

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This data set consists of a classification of the geological environment of Yamal, based on a map of natural complexes of North West Siberia. 52 separate regions were identified, distinguished by landscape and geocryological conditions such as cryolithological structure, ground ice, soil temperature, soil ice content, distribution of cryogenic geological processes, character of vegetation cover, and natural protection of groundwater.
The data set also includes an assessment of possible future changes in geocryological conditions, such as ground temperature and active layer thickness, under varying disruptions to the land surface (vegetation and snow).

Geographic Coverage


Spatial Coordinates:
N: 73.5°     S: 66.5°     E: 73.5°     W: 66.5°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: E.S. Melnikov
Dataset Title: Regionalization for geocryological conditions and forecast, Yamal Peninsula , Russia
Dataset Release Date: 2004-10-11
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource:

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1983-01-01
Stop Date: 1989-12-31

Location Keywords


Science Keywords

  • Biosphere Vegetation Vegetation Cover
  • Biosphere Vegetation Vegetation Species
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Ground Ice
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Active Layer
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Ground Ice
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Permafrost
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost

Ancillary Keywords

  • Active Layer
  • Borehole
  • Cryostructure
  • Engineering
  • Geocryology
  • Ground Ice
  • Soil Properties
  • Thermal Properties
  • Vegetation

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Environment

Data Center

Frozen Ground Data Center
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel

Name: FGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Vladimir Slavin-Borovsky
Phone: 7-095-135-9828
Fax: 7-095-135-6582
Contact Address:

  • Russian Academy of Sciences, SIberian Branch
  • Branch of Geocryological Prognosis and Informatic of Earth Cryosphere Institute
  • r. 85, Vavilova St. 30/6

City: Moscow
Postal Code: 117982
Country: Russia

E.S. Melnikov
Phone: 7-095-135-9828
Fax: 7-095-135-6582
Contact Address:

  • Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch
  • Laboratory of Geocryological Prediction and Informatics of Earth Cryosphere Inst
  • Vavilov Str. 30/6-74a

City: Moscow
Postal Code: GSP-1, 119
Country: Russia


S.E. Grechischev. 1989. Regional prognosis of cryogenic physical-geological processes and ecological problems of permafrost zone of West Siberia. Geocryological studies in Arctic regions, International Symposium. Yamburg, USSR, vol. III, p. I, pp. 3-14.
E.S. Melnikov, N.G. Moskalenko, A.V. Pavlov. 1989. Geoecological problems of oil-gas complex of Yamal. Geocryological stidies in Arctic regions, International Symposium Yamburg, USSR, vol .III, p. I, pp.15-23.

E.S. Melnikov, L.N. Krizuk, A.V. Pavlov. 1990. Geocryological and engeneering-geological problems of development of Yamal. M., IEMS, 54 p. (Russian).

E.S. Melnikov. Explanation note to the map of natural complexes of North West Siberia. M.,VSEGINGEO, 1991, 35 p. (Russian).

E.S. Melnikov, S.E. Grechischev, A.V. Pavlov. 1992. Studies of engineering-geological and hydrogeological conditions of upper ground horizonts in the oil-gas regions of permafrost zone. M., Nedra, 289 p. (Russian).

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-01-07

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