Accession Number : AD0741911

Title :   Turf (Peat) Hummocks of Kamchatka,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Bobov,N. G.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 18

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)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, USSR), (*PERMAFROST, USSR), FROST HEAVE, MINERALS, GRASSES, TERRAIN, OKHOTSK SEA, BERING SEA, USSR

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE