4 July 2017

Cave research in northern Ural

The 2017 field work targeted the western slope of the northern Ural with the main aim of finding speleothems that would allow dating permafrost-free conditions. Accompanied by Olga Kadebskaya, Pavel Kosintsev and Vladimir Shirokov (Russian Academy of Sciences) Yuri Dublyansky examined five caves on their trip to the Pechora-Ilych Nature Reserve (62°34′N, 58°15′E). The trip involved 3000 km of driving, 300 km of travel on the Pechora and Unia rivers using small motor boats, and 100 km or rafting in inflatable boats.
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