Accession Number:

AD0741911

Title:

Turf (Peat) Hummocks of Kamchatka,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

On the basis of a study of the actual turf and turf-mineral hummocks of Northern Kamchatka, one can form the following conclusions The actual turf and turf-mineral hummocks with permanently frozen soils on Northern Kamchatka have a wide distribution The largest turf-mineral hummocks occur on the Kamchatka Isthmus where their height reaches 5 m, with a base diameter of 20 m. Farther south, the hummocks have smaller sizes. Hummocks in both groups are noted in the depressed relief forms with a level swampy surface covered with a fairly thick turf-mossy cover. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE