20 April 2015
Conference on Climate Change Effects Held at MPI
On 16 April 2015, the Melnikov Permafrost Institute and the Yakutia Branch of Russian Geographical Society held the Third Regional Conference, Climate Change Effects on Permafrost Geosystems, in memory of two distinguished geocryologists, Prof., Dr. Maria Gavrilova and Prof., Dr. Petr Gavriliev. Two plenary, 10 oral and 5 poster papers were presented on climate change effects in the permafrost region of Yakutia, including CO2 emissions from larch forests, H+ migration in the biosphere, ground thermal regime along railroad corridors, rural communities, Suntar-Khayata glaciers, agricultural lands, urban lake chemistry, and heating season length.
22 March 2015
Igarka site selected for the Spot5 (Take5) Experiment
The Igarka site of the MPI’s Igarka Geocryology Lab is in the final list of sites selected for the Spot5 (Take5) Experiment by ESA and CNES. From April to August 2015, the TOMCAR-Permafrost Project will be provided an access to the SPOT-5 images for the Igarka area. The Project collaborators, Laboratoire écologie fonctionnelle et environnement (ECOLAB), Centre d'Etudes Spatiales de la Biosphère (CESBIO), and Igarka Geocryology Lab, will use the images to estimate the dissolved carbon flux in the Yenisey River based on remotely sensed data and ground-truth observations.
23 November 2014
Fourth Forum for Young Permafrost Scientists Announced
The MPI Young Researchers Council announces that the Fourth Forum for Young Permafrost Scientists will be held from 29 June - 12 July 2015 in Yakutsk, Russia, immediately following the XXI Conference on Groundwater in Siberia and Far East. Young researchers - including undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows - are invited to attend. Previous forums were hosted by MPI in 2013, 2010, and 2008.
The 2015 forum will include a geocryological conference held in Yakutsk from 25-28 June 2015 and a field trip along the Federal Road M-56 Yakutsk to Never from 30 June to 10 July 2015. The conference themes include: Regional and historical geocryology; Permafrost geothermics and thermal physics; Periglacial processes and forms; Landscape dynamics in permafrost regions; Permafrost geochemistry; Permafrost hydrology and hydrogeology; Climate change and permafrost evolution; Greenhouse gases and gas hydrates; Permafrost microbiology; Remote sensing of permafrost; and Stability of engineering structures on permafrost. The field trip will focus specifically on road – permafrost interaction.
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21 March 2015
Public Defense of Dissertations at MPI
A public defense of three PhD dissertations approved for the defense by Dissertation Council D 003.0250 will take place at MPI on 21 and 22 April 2015. The defense is scheduled as follows:
April 21, 09:00 am - Anna Kut, MPI, “Eolian Periglacial Landforms (Tukulans) in Central Yakutia: Structure, Origin, Age, and Distribution” (Dissertation Abstract)
April 21, 02:00 pm - Lyudmila Vasyutich, Transbaikal State University, “Effect of Urbanization on the Structure and Properties of the Geocryological Environment in Central Trans-Baikal: A Case Study of the City of Chita” (Dissertation Abstract).
April 22, 09:00 am - Andrey Melnikov, Neryungri Technical Institute, Northeastern Federal University, “Effect of Frost Weathering on Railroad Embankment Failures: A Case Study of the Tommot to Kerdem Section of the Amur-Yakutsk Railroad” (Dissertation Abstract).
For more information on Dissertation Council D 003.0250 click here.
6 October 2014
Heilongjiang Researchers Visit MPI for Training Courses
Leonid Neradovsky presents his concept of cost-effective, non-destructive geophysical investigations for permafrost engineering.
Igor Syromyatnikov introduces to the borehole temperature monitoring network established by MPI in Yakutsk.