Doklady Earth Sciences

, Volume 488, Issue 2, pp 1253–1255 | Cite as

Laws for Size Distribution of Khasyreis

  • A. S. Victorov
  • T. V. Orlov
  • M. V. ArkhipovaEmail author


The results of empirical verification of the theoretical law of exponential distribution of khasyrei areas substantiated in a mathematical model for a morphological pattern of the thermokarst plains with fluvial erosion are presented. This statement is verified at 18 sites located in various regions of the cryolithozone in different physicogeographical environments using high-resolution satellite imagery data. The hypothesis is confirmed in 80% of samples. This confirms the model developed and makes it possible to conclude that the distribution of the khasyrei radii in the different environments obeys a Rayleigh distribution.



This study was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, grant no. 18–17–00226.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Victorov
    • 1
  • T. V. Orlov
    • 1
  • M. V. Arkhipova
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Sergeev Institute of Environmental Geoscience, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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