The regional distribution, composition, structures, thermal state and regime, thermophysical characteristics, and dynamics of temperature changes of submarine permafrost are considered, based on Eurasiatic shelf data. The origin and development of permafrost is closely connected with the specifics of Arctic Basin development during the Pleistocene.
2. History of Investigations
3. Submarine Permafrost Regional Distribution, Composition, and Structure
4. Thermal State and Regime: Environmental Data on Submarine Permafrost Development
5. Dynamics of the Arctic Shelves and Coastal Area Development During the Pleistocene
6. Arctic Shelf Exposure: Glacioisostasy, Block Tectonics, Coastal Uplift, and Permafrost Development
7. Types of Arctic Submarine Permafrost Zones
Michael E. Vigdorchik is a senior research associate at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research in Boulder, Colorado. He received his Ph.D. in geological and mineralogical sciences from Tallin-Moscow, USSR Academy of Sciences, in 1965.