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Contemporary Problems of Ecology

2014 year, number 6

Ecological and Geochemical Assessment of Cryogenic Soils of the Central Siberian Plateau

V. N. Sukachev Institute of Forest SB RAS, 660036, Krasnoyarsk, Akademgorodok, 50/28
Keywords: cryogenic soils, rock formations, technogenesis, geochemical landscapes, heavy metals and sulfur, soil geochemical zones, Central Siberian Plateau


Soils and rocks of natural and technogenic landscapes in the Norilsk industrial region were studied. The main sources of heavy metals and sulfur in cryogenic soils were identified. The peculiarities of elemental composition in cryogenic soils in comparison with non-cryogenic soils were presented. Spatial and subsoil element concentration were determined. Soil and geochemical zoning of the territory was carried out on the basis of rich quantitative data.