(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Postglacial environmental change in the valley of Malye Chily River (the basin of Lake Teletskoye), northeastern Russian Altai

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Inst. for Water and Environmental Problems, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Barnaul, RUSSIE, FEDERATION DE
(2) Dept. of Geography, Inst. of Economics, Managemebt and Environmental Studies, Siberian Federal Univ., Krasnoyarsk, RUSSIE, FEDERATION DE


In the valley of the Malye Chily River, which flows into Lake Teletskoye, the timing of dam failure and draining of two moraine-dammed lakes has been identified. Botanical analysis, ash content determination, and radiocarbon dating of 2 peat profiles provide insight into postglacial evolution of wetlands related to this landscape. The AA. found clear evidence of the disappearance from the peat of higher vascular species that, today, grows mostly in the plains of Siberia. Correlation of the data obtained with the accepted chronology of the Holocene events in the Russian Altai suggests the following stages of postglacial environmental change in the Malye Chily River valley : 1) the continuation of the Late Würm glaciation degradation (before 7000 cal. yr BP); 2) Holocene Climate Optimum (7000-5000 cal. yr BP); 3) Akkem cooling (5000-4200 cal. yr BP); 4) warm period (4200-3700 cal. yr BP); and 5) Historical cooling (3700-1600 cal. yr BP)


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no5 [pp. 390-410]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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