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https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-125
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17 Nov 2017
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Water-balance and hydrology research in a mountainous permafrost watershed in upland streams of the Kolyma River, Russia: a database from the Kolyma Water-Balance Station, 1948–1997
Olga Makarieva1,2,3, Nataliia Nesterova3,4, Lyudmila Lebedeva2, and Sergey Sushanskya,* 1Gidrotehproekt Ltd, St. Petersburg, 199178, Russia
2Melnikov Permafrost Institute, Merzlotnaya St., 36, Yakutsk 677010, Russia
3Saint Petersburg State University, Institute of Earth Sciences, 7/9 Universitetskaya nab, St. Petersburg, Russia 199034
4State Hydrological Institute, Department of Experimental Hydrology and Mathematical Modelling of Hydrological Processes, 23 2-ya liniya VO, St. Petersburg, Russia 199053
aformerly at: the Kolyma water-balance station, Stokovoye, Magadan district, Russia
*retired
Abstract. As of 2017, 70 years have passed since the beginning of work at the Kolyma water-balance station (KWBS), a unique scientific research hydrological and permafrost catchment. The volume and duration (50 continuous years) of hydrometeorological standard and experimental data, characterizing the natural conditions and processes occurring in mountainous permafrost conditions, significantly exceeds any counterparts elsewhere in the world. The data are representative of the vast territory of the North-East of Russia. In 1997, the station was terminated, thereby leaving Russia without operating research watersheds in the permafrost zone. This paper describes the dataset containing the series of daily runoff from 10 watersheds with area from 0.27 to 21.3 km2, precipitation, meteorological observations, evaporation from soil and snow, snow surveys, soil thaw and freeze depths, and soil temperature for the period 1948–1997. It also highlights the main historical stages of the station's existence, its work and scientific significance, and outlines the prospects for its future, where the Kolyma water-balance station could be restored to the status of a scientific research watershed and become a valuable international center for hydrological research in permafrost. The data is available at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.881731.

Citation: Makarieva, O., Nesterova, N., Lebedeva, L., and Sushansky, S.: Water-balance and hydrology research in a mountainous permafrost watershed in upland streams of the Kolyma River, Russia: a database from the Kolyma Water-Balance Station, 1948–1997, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-125, in review, 2017.
Olga Makarieva et al.
Olga Makarieva et al.

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Water-balance and hydrology database for a mountainous permafrost watershed in the up-streams of the Kolyma River, Russia - the Kolyma Water-Balance Station, 1948-1997
O. Makarieva, N. Nesterova, L. Lebedeva, and S. Sushansky
https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.881731
Olga Makarieva et al.

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This article describes the dataset of the Kolyma Water-Balance station located at the upstreams of the Kolyma River (Russia). It is unique combining continuous long-term (1948–1997) observations of water balance, hydrological processes and permafrost allowing for studying permafrost hydrology interaction processes in a practically unexplored region. We also highlight the main historical stages of the station's existence, its scientific significance, and outline the prospects for its future.
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