Accession Number : AD0764804

Title :   Natural Conditions and Soils of 'Agapa' Station (Western Taymyr) (Prirodnye Usloviya i Pochvy Statsionara 'Agapa' (Zapadnyi Taimir)),

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

Personal Author(s) : Vasilevskaya,V. D. ; Ivanov,V. V. ; Bogatyrev,L. C.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The Taymyr Peninsula, having Cape Chelyuskin for its northernmost point, reaches 77 deg 43 min N; this peninsula is the northernmost projection not only in Eurasia but also in the entire world. The vegetation, the animal kingdom, and particularly the Taymyr soils, have been poorly studied. At the same time, certain data provide evidence that the tundra lands on Laymyr, especially its western and central parts, abound in wild game and birds. As yet, their development is the most realistic form of involving the tundra biogeocenoses in economic use. However, the development of industry in the southern part of the peninsula will require the organization of a local dairy and vegetable base for the growing population.

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, USSR), PLANTS(BOTANY), ECONOMICS, PERMAFROST, MILK, VEGETABLES, MICROBIOLOGY, ANIMALS, TERRAIN, CLASSIFICATION, CLIMATE, HYDROLOGY, ARCTIC REGIONS

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE