Snowpack changes in Arctic Russia

Location: Khibiny Mountains, Kola Peninsula, Russia. Lat & Long: 67.639°N, 33.718°E

Leader: Rebecca Vignols   Members: Iain Rudkin, Gareth Rees, Yulia Zaika

Affiliation: Cambridge University, British Antarctic Survey
Snowpack Russia 2 Snowpack Russia 3


Objectives: We will collect scientific field data in the Russian Khibiny Mountains. This will enable the study of the spatial and temporal evolution of various snow parameters throughout the melt season: snow extent, snow-water equivalent, density, albedo, grain size, liquid-water content and snow depth. We will stay in the Khibiny Educational and Scientific Station. This is a continuation of our very successful Research in 2016.


Dates: 13 April to 19 May 2017

Contact (through the Arctic Club): web@arcticclub.org.uk

Supported by: NERC; Newnham College Cambridge Research and Travel Grant; Gino Watkins Memorial Fund.


Snowpack in Russia 1

© Iain Rudkin