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Contemporary Problems of Ecology

2014 year, number 6

The Peculiarities of Soil Cover in the Subalpine Belt of the Putorana Plateau

Institute of Soil Sciense and Agrochemical SB RAS, 630090, Novosibirsk, Lavrentyeva ave., 8/2
Keywords: mountain tundra, soils, soil cover, soils classification


The study concerned the investigation of soil cover of tundra and forest-tundra belts in the western part of the Putorana Plateau. The substantive-genetical classification of soils was developed on the basis of large amounts of morphological and physicochemical data. Subaerial aeolian deposits were widely spread in the mountain tundra belt. The largest areas were occupied by cryometamorphic soils (granuzems) and organic-accumulative soils along with abrazems. Cryoturbated soils (cryozems) prevailed in the lowland forest-tundra area where they had developed on sand-loam glaciolacustrine deposits.