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[MZZ39-04] Changes in mountain glacier systems and the distribution of main climatic parameters on the territory of Russia (second part of the XX –beginning of the XXI century).
Keywords:Mountain glaciers, climate change, remote sensing
Glaciation exists on the territory of Russia for thousands of years. At present both mountain glaciers and continental ice sheets are present there. Continental ice sheets are located on islands and archipelagoes of Russian Arctic region and mountain glaciers are wide-spread on continental part of the country where it currently covers the area of about 3,480,000 km². Now there are 18 mountain glacier regions on the territory of Russia.
We present recent data on glaciers state and changes in mountain regions of Russia based on remote sensing and in situ studies and distribution of main climatic parameters that affect the existence of glaciers: summer air temperature and winter precipitations.
Acknowledgements. This presentation includes the results of research project No. 0148-2014-0007 of the Research Plan of the Institute of Geography, RAS and research project supported by the Russian Geographical Society (grant number No. 09/2017-I).