TAMING THE SIBERIAN TAIGA

Construction of the 4500-km Baikal-Amur Magistral (BAM) route, the new Transiberian railway north of the existing route, is proceeding across the taiga, or virgin territory, which has had less contact with man's activity than any other region of the world. It will provide a basis for industrial development in eastern Siberia. Permafrost and seismicity are the two most difficult geological features. However the climate, crossings of large rivers which have dramatic variations in flow rate, and the delicate, unstable nature of the ecosphere also complicate construction. An important question will be whether standard technology can be used in the harsh conditions of the region, or whether radically new construction techniques will have to be developed.

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  • Authors:
    • Adzhiev, M E
  • Publication Date: 1976-2-19

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 382-384
  • Serial:
    • NEW SCIENTIST
    • Volume: 69
    • Issue Number: 988
    • Publisher: REED BUSINESS INFORMATION LTD
    • ISSN: 0262-4079

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  • Accession Number: 00133583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM