Variations of oxygen isotopes in rudiments of the modern syngenetic ice wedges in the lower Kolyma River
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Variations of oxygen isotopes in rudiments of the modern syngenetic ice wedges in the lower Kolyma River
Budantseva Nadine Arkad'evna

PhD in Geography

Senior Scientific Associate, the department of Geography, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University 

119992, Russia, g. Moscow, ul. Leninskie Gory, 1, stroenie 19
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Vasil'chuk Yurii Kirillovich

Doctor of Geology and Mineralogy

Professor, faculty of Geography, the department of Geochemistry of Landscapes and Geography of Soils, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University

119991, Russia, g. Moscow, ul. Leninskie Gory, 1, of. 2009



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The subject of this study is the change in oxygen isotopic values in rudiments of the modern ice wedges in the lower reaches of Kolyma River. The authors provide delta18O values from the Ambarchik creek and Pokhodsk in the north to mouth of the Omolon River and Kolymsky rural locality in south of the  region. The critical analysis on publications dedicated to Nizhnekolymsky District and the adjacent territories, which were compared by the oxygen isotopic data and winter air temperatures. Similar works on Alaska and Northern Canada are also analyzed. The key research method is field testing of the rudiments of modern ice wedges, as well as the analysis of publications containing the data of delta18O values in Nizhnekolymsky District. The main conclusions of conducted research consist in the confirmation of dependences, obtained approximately 30 years ago by Y. K. Vasilchuk on Siberia overall and Nizhnekolymsky District in particular, connecting the delta18O values in the rusiments of modern ice wedges with average January air temperatures. The authors trace the tends of variability of the delta18O values from north to south according to distance from the moisture source and increase the degree of continentality.

Keywords: oxygen isotope, alas, peat, floodplain, permafrost, veinlets, ice wedge, syngenetic, isotope paleothermometer, Kolyma River
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