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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Clim. Past, 13, 795-818, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-795-2017
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Research article
06 Jul 2017
Palaeoclimate characteristics in interior Siberia of MIS 6–2: first insights from the Batagay permafrost mega-thaw slump in the Yana Highlands
Kseniia Ashastina et al.

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OSL age determination and sedimentological characteristics of the Batagay thaw slump, Northeastern Siberia
Kseniia Ashastina, Lutz Schirrmeister, Margret C. Fuchs, and Frank Kienast
https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.877346
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We present the first detailed description and sedimentological analyses of an 80 m permafrost sequence exposed in a mega-thaw slump near Batagay in the Yana Highlands, Russia, and attempt to deduce its genesis. First dating results (14C, OSL) show that the sequence represents a continental climate record spanning from the Middle Pleistocene to the Holocene. We suggest that the characteristics of the studied deposits are a result of various seasonally controlled climatically induced processes.
We present the first detailed description and sedimentological analyses of an 80 m permafrost...
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