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Earth’s Cryosphere

2022 year, number 2

"KURUMS - THE PHENOMENON OF THE CRYOSPHERE" (review of the monograph by V.R. Alekseev)

A.A. Galanin
Melnikov Permafrost Institute, SB RAS, Merzlotnaya str. 36, Yakutsk, 677010, Russia
Keywords: kurums, cryomorphogenesis, coarse deposits, mountain cryolithozone, frost weathering, deserption, permafrost creep, frost heave, solifluction, rock glaciers, congelation ice, permafrost processes


This analytical review is devoted to the Vladimir Romanovich Alekseev’s monograph dedicated to kurums - a specific type of covering coarse deposits, widely distributed within the mountainous permafrost areas of Northern Asia.