Soil resources of the Russian Arctic
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The soil cover of the Arctic zone of Russia is ∼330 million hectares. Permafrost restricts the thickness of the active layer but does not prevent the formation of significant diversity of soils and soil complexes, including Al–Fe humic and peat soils, gleysols, and others. The available data on soil resources are sufficient for organization and participation of Russia in scientific–practical international programs. At the same time, specific soil related targets and project tasks may require additional study of soils of the Arctic region.
KeywordsDOKLADY Earth Science Soil Cover Soil Formation Peat Soil Soil Resource
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