Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions ›› 2017, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (3): 335-338.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1226.2017.00335

• ARTICLES • Previous Articles    

Complex analysis of the damage caused by geocryologic processes (as exemplified by effects on the Chara-China Railway track, Transbaikal region)

Irina Chesnokova1, Dmitry Sergeev2   

  1. 1. Water Problems Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 3 Gubkina st., Moscow 119333, Russia;
    2. Institute of Environmental Geoscience, Russian Academy of Sciences, 13 Ulansky per., Moscow 101000, Russia
  • Received:2016-11-21 Revised:2016-12-21 Published:2018-11-23
  • Contact: Chesnokova Irina, Dr. Irina Chesnokova, Water Problems Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, 3 Gubkina st., Moscow 119333, Russia. E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    The investigation was completed with financial support of the Russian Fund of Basic Researches #16-05-00200.

Abstract: The report presents an analysis of a unique data set demonstrating the influence of geocryological processes on the 75-km Chara-China Railway track (northern Transbaikal region). The originality of these investigations lies in the study of the influence of natural processes on the road in the absence of any repair works or protective and compensating measures for a long period of time (1998~2014). These conditions allowed assessment of the actual damage to the railroad.

Key words: geocryological processes, permafrost conditions, social-economic damage, Chara-China Railway track

Karausheva AI, 1977. Climate and microclimate of the Kodar-Chara-Ydo-kan region. Gidrometizdat, pp. 125.
Pavlov AV, 2008. Cryozone Monitoring. Novosibirsk, Nauka, pp. 230.
Perlestain GZ, Sergeev DO, 2012. Report on the research activities on Project 7.3: Changes in the cryolitozone in Russia due to global warming: natural hazards and recent geoecological problems. Problems of fundamental research of Presidium RAS N 4, 7 direction. Assessment of Geoecological Hazards and Risks; Mitigation of Their Negative Consequences by Studying Adaptation Processes. Sergeev Institute of Geoecology, RAS, Moscow, pp. 30.
Zheleznyak MN, 2005. Geotemperature field and cryolite zone in the southeast of the Siberian platform. Novosibirsk: Nauka, pp. 227.
No related articles found!
Full text



No Suggested Reading articles found!