Accession Number : AD0722892

Title :   Tukulans. Deserts of Yakutiya (Tukulany. 'Pustyni' Yakutii),

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Nevyazhskii, I.

Report Date : 29 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The author discusses an unusual geographical feature found in the basins of the Vilyuy and Linde Rivers in Yakutiya. The so-called 'Tukulans' are areas of wind-blown sands, with numerous dunes; the latter are dissimilar to barchans in that the 'cusps' are pointed backward. The typical vegetation in such areas is pine and cedar. However, the Tululans are not real deserts, because there are numberous lakes which are situated in deflation basins. Moreover, the general climatic conditions are not those typical for deserts. In addition to being a geographical curiosity, the Tukulans may in some way or another be indicative of the presence of petroleum or gas; however, this latter possibility has not been fully explored. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DESERTS, USSR, PLANTS(BOTANY), RIVERS, SAND, LAKES, TREES, CLIMATE.

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE