Expedition to Taymyr

SWEDARCTIC 2012


Mammoth tusk

During the summer of 2012 I participated in a seven week long expedition to the Taymyr peninsula in northern Siberia with the aim of dating the glaciations in the area. We started in the small town Khatanga and flew by helicopter from there to the upper part of the Luktakh-river. From there we continued in zodiacs along the Luktakh, Upper Taymyr, and Logata rivers, a distance of almost 350km.


Khatanga, Taymyr
Khatanga main street
Khatanga church
Expedition equipment
Expedition start
Expedition start, unloading the helicopter
Quaternary geology fieldwork during in Taymyr
Arctic flower
Zodiacs were used for transportation during expedition to Taymyr
Camp site on a beach in Taymyr
Marine molluscs found in sediments on Taymyr
Permafrost sampling on Taymyr
Quaternary geology fieldwork in a sediment section on Taymyr
Camp site in Taymyr
Field dinner during the Taymyr expedition
Megafauna in permafrost, Taymyr expedition
Mammoth tusk, Taymyr
Khatanga, Taymyr

The weekly reports from the expedition can be found here and here.

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