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Catalog of boreholes from Russia and Mongolia

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Entry ID

GGD316

Summary

This catalog of boreholes from across Russia and Mongolia includes those published in papers and monographs as well as other literature of limited circulation. The 122 boreholes were used to derive a characterization of the Russian territory according to eight geocryological regions. Five boreholes are included for Mongolia. Data from these boreholes were used in the generation of the Circum-arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground-Ice Conditions (Brown et al., 1997). Data obtained from various sources as noted within each borehole entry. The time period varies for each borehole, but is primarily from the late 1980s to early 1990s. Observation methods include 'Standard logging', a combined natural gamma logging, electric logging and well caliper logging; 'Geothermal observations' which demonstrate the thickness of layer with the temperature below zero (data of Yakutsk Permafrost Institute, Siberian Branch, Academy of Sciences of the USSR); visual observations on ice-content in the core, and depth of appearance of fresh water table; thermologging of the boreholes (studies of 'PGO Yakutskgeologia'); and electric, well caliper and thermal logging in pioneer and exploratory oil and gas wells ('PGO Lenaneftegasgeologia' studies). The permafrost base is exposed by a number of adjacent boreholes; interval of fluctuations of permafrost depth is shown. The data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 75.583°     S: 46.8°     E: 178.683°     W: 53.383°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Melnikov, E.S
Dataset Title: Catalog of boreholes from Russia and Mongolia
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd316.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ASIA EASTERN ASIA MONGOLIA
  • CONTINENT EUROPE EASTERN EUROPE RUSSIA

Science Keywords

  • Agriculture Soils Permafrost
  • Agriculture Soils Soil Depth
  • Agriculture Soils Soil Temperature
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Depth
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Boreholes
  • Geocryology
  • Permafrost Properties
  • Soil Properties
  • Thermal Properties

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Country: USA

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  • University of Colorado

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

Personnel

E.S. Melnikov
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 7-095-135-9828
Fax: 7-095-135-6582
Email: emelnikov@mtu-net.ru
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

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-29

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