Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 14, 1857–1873, 2020
The Cryosphere, 14, 1857–1873, 2020

Research article 11 Jun 2020

Research article | 11 Jun 2020

The current state and 125 kyr history of permafrost on the Kara Sea shelf: modeling constraints

Anatoliy Gavrilov et al.

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The Current State and 125 Kyr History of Permafrost in the Kara Sea Shelf: Modeling Constraints A. Gavrilov, V. Pavlov, A. Fridenberg, M. Boldyrev, V. Khilimonyuk, E. Pizhankova, S. Buldovich, N. Kosevich, A. Alyautdinov, M. Ogienko, A. Roslyakov, M. Cherbunina, and E. Ospennikov

Short summary
The geocryological study of the Arctic shelf remains insufficient for economic activity. The article presents a study of its evolution by methods of math modeling of heat transfer in rocks. As a result, a model of the evolution and current state of the cryolithozone of the Kara shelf was created based on ideas about the history of its geocryological development over the past 125 kyr. The modeling results are correlated to the available field data and are presented as a geocryological map.