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This catalog of boreholes 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 provided by Evgeny Melnikov, Earth Cryosphere Institute, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Data obtained from various sources noted within each borehole entry.
Melnikov, E. 1998.Catalog of boreholes from Russia and Mongolia. In: International Permafrost Association, Data and Information Working Group, comp. Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System (CAPS), version 1.0. CD-ROM available from National Snow and Ice Data Center, email@example.com. Boulder, Colorado: NSIDC, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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