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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Clim. Past, 13, 795-818, 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.
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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SC1: 'Refereed Review', Benjamin Gaglioti, 18 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC1: 'Reply to B.Gaglioti', Kseniia Ashastina, 20 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
EC1: 'please post a reply to Reviewer's comments', Denis-Didier Rousseau, 19 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
RC1: 'SC "Refereed Review" again as RC', B. V. Gaglioti, 20 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC3: 'Reply to B.Gaglioti', Kseniia Ashastina, 09 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
RC2: 'Review of Ashastina et al.', D.G. Froese, 22 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Reply to D.G.Froese', Kseniia Ashastina, 04 Jan 2017 Printer-friendly Version 
EC2: 'please post a reply to the second Reviewer's comments', Denis-Didier Rousseau, 23 Dec 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (19 Jan 2017) by Denis-Didier Rousseau  
AR by Kseniia Ashastina on behalf of the Authors (02 Mar 2017)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Mar 2017) by Denis-Didier Rousseau
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (05 May 2017)
ED: Publish as is (19 May 2017) by Denis-Didier Rousseau  
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Short summary
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...