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JOURNAL: Volume 13, No. 4, 2023, p. 536-547

HEADING: Study and development of nature resources of the Arctic

AUTHORS: Shepelev, A.G.

ORGANIZATIONS: Melnikov Permafrost Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences

DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2023-4-536-547

UDC: 631.423.4:551.345(571.568)

The article was received on: 12.07.2023

Keywords: permafrost rocks, degradation, lemmings, organic carbon, inorganic carbon

Bibliographic description: Shepelev, A.G. Carbon reserves in the upper soil sediments of Samoilovsky, Bolshoy Lyakhovsky and Kotelny islands. Arktika: ekologiya i ekonomika. [Arctic: Ecology and Economy], 2023, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 536-547. DOI: 10.25283/2223-4594-2023-4-536-547. (In Russian).


In the tundra swamps of Samoilovsky Island carbon reserves amounted to 21.5 kg TOC/m2 and 0.6 kg TIC/m2. On Bolshoy Lyakhovsky Island it makes 51.6 kg TOC/m2 and 5.9 kg TIC/m2. In the grass-hypnum bogs of Kotelny island 12.4 kg TOC/m2 and 0.3 kg TIC/m2 are deposited. On the coastal outcrops of Samoilovsky island with thermal abrasion and thermal denudation reserves vary between 85.8—115.5 kg TOC/m2 and 6.9—7.3 kg TIC/m2, and on Bolshoy Lyakhovsky island — 51.6 kg TOC/m2 and 5.4 kg TIC/m2. In the baidzharakhs of Bolshoy Lyakhovsky island the average carbon reserves make 38.6 kg TOC/m2 and 6.1 kg TIC/m2.

Finance info: The study is carried out within the basic project Cryogenic processes and the formation of natural risks due to the development of permafrost landscapes in Eastern Siberia (No.-20-120111690009-6) and supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (financing the expedition, equipping with the necessary equipment for scientific research and ensuring the safe performance of work) and Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project No.21-55-75004_BF) (purchase of consumables and standards for the analyzer to determine the carbon content in samples).


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