Bykovsky peninsula (alas)


Thermokarst depression, or "alas" (borehole RU_06_0003).

Tundra vegetation (moss, grass).

Persons responsible for observations:

David Gilichinsky,

Affiliation: Institute of Physical-Chemical and Biological Problems of Soil Science RAS, Pushchino, Russia

Alexander Kholodov,

Affiliation: Geophysical Institute UAF, Fairbanks, AK



  • shallow borehole (14.0m), ID 6_003
  • Soil Temperature profiles
  • Active layer thickness

Site Location Map


lat: 71.743586° | long: 129.372891° | elev: 1 m


Borehole data hosted by CADIS

2007, 2008

Active Layer data hosted by CALM

Other Resources

TSP activity at the Bykovsky peninsula site is a part of Russian-US researches at the Tiksi International Hydrometeorological Observatory


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