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Environmental Earth Sciences

, Volume 74, Issue 3, pp 1915–1930 | Cite as

Nival-glacial dynamics of geosystems in Eastern Siberia (Russia) for the last 50 years

  • A. D. KitovEmail author
  • V. M. Plyusnin
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Abstract

It is presented the results of studying of small glaciers located in the Eastern Siberia along transect the Kodar mountains – Baikalskiy and Barguzinskiy ridges – the Eastern Sayan mountains. Some glaciers from this transect have not been described before. The inventorying of these glaciers is based on high-resolution satellite images and fieldworks. The most numbers of glaciers are located in the Kodar mountains and few are in the Baikalskiy and the Barguzinskiy ridges. Most likely, these glaciers remained mainly due to coldest winters and geomorphologic features. The main parameters of a glacier’s data (the dynamics, the current state, cartographic representation, remote sensing data and others) are selected by analogy of the international glaciological database.

Keywords

Southern Siberia Mountain geosystems Glaciers Glaciation’s dynamic Space images Database GIS-technologies 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors thank A. Fedotov (Limnological Institute of SB RAS) for their useful comments and the review of first version of the manuscript. The different research areas included in this paper has been supported by the projects: SB RAS Integration project No.50, RAS Geosciences department project 12.9, RFBR Project 12-05-00325. All support is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.V.B.Sochava Institute of Geography, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesIrkutskRussia

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