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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B51/S20.010

ASSESSMENT OF ANTHROPOGENIC LOAD IN THE SOUTH OF WEST SIBERIA (THE OB PLATEAU AS A CASE STUDY)

V. Skripko
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-17-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 1, 65-72 pp

ABSTRACT
Assessment and mapping are the main tools for studying human impact on the
environment. Anthropogenic load was evaluated for the most economically developed territories of the south of West Siberia (the Ob plateau as a case study). The assessment is based on the modified method by A. Isachenko (2001, Ecological Geography of Russia, Saint Petersburg University Press, Saint Petersburg). For calculation, the regions and towns were selected as territorial units. Altogether, six indicators were used to characterize residential, industrial, agricultural, and traffic loads. A 5-point scale was chosen for indicators estimate. The analysis of the constructed map allowed us to determine the intensity and regularities of spatial distribution of anthropogenic load on the Ob plateau.

Keywords: assessment of anthropogenic load, indicators, a 5-point scale of
anthropogenic load, the Ob plateau