Cryogenic Landslides in Paragenetic Complexes of Slope and Channel Processes in the Central Yamal Peninsula

  • Anatoliy GubarkovEmail author
  • Marina Leibman
  • Maria Andreeva
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The paper discusses the development of a number of cryogenic and channel processes, as well as their paragenetic complexes. In small river basins, these complexes form (a) landslide-affected slopes and landslide cirques, (b) river valleys. Up to half of the small river basins’ area in the upstream is subject to cryogenic process. The vast majority (80 %) of these processes are cryogenic landslides. Other slope processes are interconnected to cyclicity of cryogenic landslide. They appear between the landslide cycles, lasting between 200–400 years. Cryogenic landslides within paragenetic complexes are rapid and violent process. Thermoerosion and thermokarst develop between the active phases of cryogenic landslides. These processes can be considered to be accompanying slow processes. Lowering of the surface per landslide cycle is on average of 0.9 m in the upper part of the slope and up to 1.6 m in the lower part. This corresponds to surface denudation of 4–6 mm per year. Subsequent processes of thermoerosion and thermokarst are responsible for lowering the surface to significantly higher degree (0.6–1.05 m).


Paragenesis of processes Cycle of processes Cryogenic landslides Thermoerosion Landslide cirque River valley River channel processes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anatoliy Gubarkov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marina Leibman
    • 2
  • Maria Andreeva
    • 2
  1. 1.Tyumen State Oil–Gas UniversityTyumenRussia
  2. 2.Earth Cryosphere Institute SB RASTyumenRussia

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