Endowment Fund Adygine
Znojemska 78
586 01 Jihlava
Czech Republic
Station Manager:
Sergey Erochin

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adygine

STATION NAME AND OWNER

Adygine Station; Institute of water problem and Hydropower, Kyrgyz National Academy of Science.

LOCATION

The station is located in Northern Tchein-Shan on Northern slope of the Kyrgyz range as part of National nature park Ala-Aracha. The locality is built by a glacier-moraine complex lying at an altitude of 3 400 – 4 200 m above sea level. The huge moraine consisting of a few generations of glacial till is about 3.5 km long. The apical part of the locality is covered by a glacier extending as far as the summit of the Kyrgyz mountain range (Kyrgyz Ala-Too). The station is located, on 3600 metres above a sea level.

BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

The climate near station area of the polar and sub-polar. The vegetation of the tundra and presented to mosses, lichens and unique flowers listed in the Red Book. Fauna is represented by wild goats, yaks, snow leopard (irbis).

HISTORY AND FACILITIES

The station was built in 2008 year in a joint Kyrgyz-Czech project. The building of the station has a lay-out of the letter A and dimensions 6.5 x 7 m. It consists of a ground floor and an attic room. rooms each 2.5 x 2.8 in size are the major part of the building. The second room is a study and at the same time a dining room. Two rooms in the attic room can be used as a. Each room can easily accommodate three persons or even four if necessary. The energy is generated mostly by a wind turbine unit and solar panels.

GENERAL RESEARCH AND DATABASES

Monitoring of hazardous lakes. The development of all lakes and changes in their size, shape and water level are monitored. All changes in morphology of moraine damsare also monitored. Meteorological observations: Two weather stations were installed at the locality within the program of climate monitoring. One of them is situated near the building at lake level and the other one above the glacier at an elevation of 3 830 m above sea level. Glaciological studies: This investigation is intended to monitor all phenomena related to glacier retreat and changes in its volume. The data acquired from automatic instruments are transmitted into a notebook. Hydrological studies: Hydrological research is an integral part of monitoring of the development of lakes and their inflows and outflows. A hydrological balance of lakes will be established based upon the measurements undertaken. Other investigations: In addition to studies carried out within the project, the station is open to Kyrgyz and foreign scientists for their projects that can be focused on seismology, atmosphere and the content of greenhouse gases, botany, etc. The station is open to research projects of the Kyrgyz and also to scientists of foreign universities and research institutions.

HUMAN DIMENSION

The station is 40 km from the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek city. The Adygine locality can be reached from the main Ala-Archa valley through which runs an asphalt road. A trail for horses goes through a valley from the road as far as a place about 6 km away from the locality.

ACCESS

From the Airport to the city of Bishkek can be reached in 40 minutes (30 km), then to the national Park Ala-Archa 40 km and then on foot or on horseback, you must overcome 9 km of mountain routes.

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