EVOLUTION OF THE CRYOLITHOZONE UNDER PRESENT-DAY GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGES

Yu. A. Izrael, A. V. Pavlov, and Yu. A. Anokhin

Meteorological observations and geothermal measurements in deep wells are strongly suggestive of the present-day climate warming. For northern Russia it is assessed at 0.2—2.5ºC for 1965—1995. For the same period there is a tendency for precipitation increase in a maritime climate and for its decrease in a continental climate. The present-day widespread degradation of the cryolithozone is attributed to climate warming, and in several regions to the increased snowpack.

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