Earth’s Cryosphere, 2019, Vol. XXIII, No. 5, p. 3-14
EVOLUTION OF THE UNDERSTANDING OF COLD AND POSSIBLE PATHS OF ITS DEVELOPMENT IN EARTH SCIENCES
V.S. Sheinkman, V.P. Melnikov
Tyumen Industrial University, 36, Volodarskogo str., Tyumen, 625000, Russia
Earth Cryosphere Insitutute, Tyumen Science Centre SB RAS, 86, Malygina str., Tyumen, 625026, Russia
Tyumen State University, 6, Volodarskogo str., Tyumen, 625003, Russia; email@example.com
In further development of the ideas elucidated in the authors’ previous works this paper discusses the problems of the perception of phenomena yielded by cold, analyzes the evolution of our understanding of them and dissects questions of terminology that reflects the manifestations of cryodiversity. The possibility of analyzing cryodiversity as an aggregate of the objects within the frame of cryogenic geosystems of different types and ranks is explored. A scheme of interactions between the given objects as elements of such geosystems is proposed, and examples of the application of such an analysis for the assessment of cryogenic environments are provided.
Cryodiversity, cryogenic geosystems, phenomena yielded by cold