Sharkhuu, Natsagdorj

sharkhuu_n@yahoo.com

Research Interest

  • Mapping and Monitoring of permafrost conditions and also effect of permafrost evolution on ecosystems in Mongolia
  • Compilation of more than 30 permafrost maps of Mongolia and its various regions and industrial areas (on small, middle and large scales)
  • Investigation of ground temperature regime for formation and development of permafrost based on geothermal measurements in more than 500 boreholes
  • Recommendations on taking permafrost engineering conditions into consideration of ecological assessment

Professional Experience:

  • Permafrost Consultant
  • 1999. High Mountain Permafrost Laboratory, Kazakstan
  • 1982-1994. Senior researcher. Permafrost Laboratory, Institute of Geography and Geocryology MAS
  • 1989. Institute of Earth Crust, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1970-1979. Head of Permafrost Laboratory, Institute of Geography and Geocryology MAS
  • 1970: Visiting scientist, Institute of Permafrost, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1967-1970. Junior researcher. Institute of Geography and Geocryology, MAS

Conferences and Workshops

  • 2000. International workshops on permafrost in USA and Japan.
  • 1993 and 1998. Sixth and Seventh International Conference on Permafrost in China and Canada

Education:

  • 1979 -1982: M.Sc. Faculty of geology. Moscow State University, Lomonosov
  • B.Sc. – 1961-1967 Faculty of geology. Moscow State University, Lomonosov

Publications:

  • Etzelmüller, B., E. S. F. Heggem, N. Sharkhuu, R. Frauenfelder, A. Kääb and C. Goulden. 2006. Mountain permafrost distribution modeling using a multi-criteria approach in the Hövsgol Area, Northern Mongolia. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, Vol 17, pp 91-104.
  • Goulden, C., N. Sharkhuu, Ya. Jambaljav, S. Tumertsetseg, B. Etzelmüller, E. S. F. Heggem, R. Frauenfelder and V. Romanovsky. 2002. Lake Hovsgol Permafrost Project, Mongolia. Frozen Ground, No 26, pp 47-48.
  • Goulden, C., N. Sharkhuu, Ya. Jabmbaljav, B. Etzelmüller, E. S. F. Heggem, V. Romanovsky, R. Frauenfelder, A. Kääb, L. Ariuntsetseg, N. Saruul and S. Tumentsetseg. 2003. New permafrost studies at Hovsgol, north-central Mongolia. In volume of extended abstracts for the eighth International Conference on Permafrost, Zurich, Switzerland, 20-25 July, 2003, pp 45-56.
  • Heggem, E. S. F., B. Etzelmüller, S. Anarmaa, N. Sharkhuu, C. E. Goulden and B. Nandintsetseg. 2006. Spatial distribution of ground surface temperatures and active layer depths in the Hövsgol Area, Northern Mongolia. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, Vol 17, pp 357-369.
  • Ishikawa, M., N. Sharkhuu, Y. Zhang, T. Kadota and T. Ohata. 2005. Ground thermal and moisture conditions at the southern boundary of discontinuous permafrost, Mongolia. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, Vol 16, pp 209-216.
  • Sharkhuu, N. 2001b. Permafrost monitoring in Hovsgol mountain region. In Proceedings of the IV International Conference on LTER in the East Asia and Pacific Region. Ulaanbaatar.
  • Sharkhuu, N. 2001c. Engineering geocryological conditions in territory of Hatgal village. In Proceedings of the IV International Conference on LTER in the East Asia and Pacific region. Ulaanbaatar.
  • Sharkhuu, N. 2001d. Geocryological monitoring in Mongolia. In Extended abstracts of the International Symposium on Mountain and Arid Land Permafrost. Ulaanbaatar. pp 59-62.
  • Sharkhuu, N. 2001e. Permafrost mapping in Mongolia. In Extended abstracts of the International Symposium on Mountain and Arid land Permafrost. Ulaanbaatar. pp 63-67.
  • Sharkhuu, N. 2003. Recent changes in the permafrost of Mongolia. In Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Permafrost, 21-25 July. 2003. Zurich, Switzerland, vol.2, pp 1029-1034.
  • Sharkhuu, N. 2004. Analysis of permafrost mapping in Mongolia. In abstracts for International Conference on Cryosphere of Oil-and-Gas Bearing Provinces, Tyumen, Russia, 22-29 May, 2004, pp 87.
  • Sharkhuu, N. and Sh. Anarmaa. 2005a. Monitoring of permafrost in the Selenge River Basin, Mongolia. In Proceedings of First Climate and Cryosphere International Science Conference, Beijing, China, 11-15 April, 2005, pp. 195-196.
  • Sharkhuu, N. and Sh. Anarmaa. 2005b. Recent degradation of permafrost in Mongolia. In Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Terrestrial and Climate Change in Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 26-28 July, 2005, pp. 99-101.
  • Sharkhuu, N. and Sh. Anarmaa. 2006a. Monitoring of Permafrost in Mongolia (abstract) Asian Conference on Permafrost, Abstracts, Lanzhou, China, 7-9 August, 2006, pp. 184-186.
  • Sharkhuu, N. and Sh Anarmaa. 2006b. Mapping of Mountain Permafrost in Mongolia and Central Asia (abstract). Asian Conference on Permafrost, Abstracts, Lanzhou, China, 7-9 August, 2006, pp. 186-188.

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