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Proc. IAHS, 369, 37-41, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-369-37-2015
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11 Jun 2015
An assessment of danger during spring floods and ice jams in the north of European Russia
N. L. Frolova, S. A. Agafonova, I. N. Krylenko, and A. S. Zavadsky Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, 119991, Russia
Abstract. Heavy ice jams during spring floods are common on rivers in the northern European Russia. Climate changes of the last decades have caused significant changes in the ice regime of rivers. Continuous freezing periods, followed by sludge ice jams and late freezing at high water levels, occur with increasing frequency. Winter break-ups have become more frequent. The most recent catastrophic flood in the area under study took place in the spring of 2013. The probability of floods and ice jamming is evaluated; the duration and depth of inundation at various water levels are calculated with an assessment of the accompanying economic losses in the Northern Russia.

Citation: Frolova, N. L., Agafonova, S. A., Krylenko, I. N., and Zavadsky, A. S.: An assessment of danger during spring floods and ice jams in the north of European Russia, Proc. IAHS, 369, 37-41, https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-369-37-2015, 2015.
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Heavy ice jams during spring floods are usual on the rivers in the north of the European part of Russia. The last catastrophic flood in the area of study took place in the spring of 2013. An assessment of the probability of floods and formation of ice jams, calculations of duration and depth of flooding at various water levels, with an assessment of the corresponding economic losses in the north of Russia are considered in the current research.
Heavy ice jams during spring floods are usual on the rivers in the north of the European part of...
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