work Siberia: 2 – 18
Chokhurdagh, Kytalyk Research Station in Siberia (70oN, 147oE)
The field visit was part of a larger expedition (7 persons) from
VUA and its research partners to the Spasskaya Pad and Kytalyk
Research Stations, both in permafrost environments in Siberia.
Field training and fieldwork to improve knowledge
of permafrost soil processes and permafrost hydrology and to
gather supporting data for the modelling of methane fluxes.
1. Water discharge measurements
2. Measurements of the water table level (2 pipes were installed,
one in the higher part of the tundra (plateaus) and one in the
flooded river floodplain)
3. Ice core permafrost drilling (sampling on a 60x150 m grid)
4. Soil sampling to measure the permeability of 3 different soil
types (organic peat, silty clay and silt)
5. Methane flux measurements along a transect (from the wet floodplain
to the dry plateaus)
6. Active layer monitoring and measurements along the methane plots
on the icon to see the notebook Roxana made from her field trip:
thanks the European Community's Sixth Framework Programme for
its support to this fiels trip.