Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 409–420, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-409-2019
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 409–420, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-409-2019

Review article 21 Mar 2019

Review article | 21 Mar 2019

Historical and recent aufeis in the Indigirka River basin (Russia)

Olga Makarieva et al.

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Aufeises (naleds) of the North-East of Russia: GIS catalogue for the Indigirka River basin (Russia)Aufeises (naleds) of the North-East of Russia: GIS catalogue for the Indigirka River basin (Russia) O. Makarieva, A. Shikhov, A. Ostashov, and N. Nesterova https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.891036

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Aufeis is formed through a complex interconnection between river water and groundwater. The dynamics of aufeis assessed by the analysis of remote sensing data can be viewed as an indicator of groundwater changes in warming climate which are otherwise difficult to be observed naturally in remote arctic areas. The spatial geodatabase developed shows that aufeis formation conditions may have changed between the mid-20th century and the present in the Indigirka River basin.