ATLAS OF THE KHANTY-MANSI AUTONOMOUS OKRUG-YUGRA: PRESENT-DAY SOCIETY, ECONOMY, NATURE AND ENVIRONMENT
N.S. Kasimov1, T.V. Kotova1, V.S. Tikunov1, V.A. Dikunets2, V.N. Makeev2, N.N. Moskvina2
2 - “Monitoring” Research and Production Centre
The Faculty of
Geography of the
The Atlas of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra includes 27 large sections and more than 50 subsections. The total number of maps is about 500. The maps are supplemented with illustrations and explanatory texts. The Atlas numbers nearly 250 pages. The content of the Atlas is represented in its structure.
Volume II. Nature. Environment. Sections: 1. Geographical location. Natural features (20), 2. Geological structure and mineral resources (11), 3. Relief (5), 4. Climate (58), 5. Permafrost (14), 6. Surface waters (40), 7. Soils (4), 8. Vegetation (36), 9. Animals (23), 10. Natural disasters (12), 11. Landscapes (5), 12. Land use and land resources (21), 13. Environment (8).
The concept of the project suggested the representation of okrug specific features at regional, national and global levels; assessment of the present-day situation in a number of aspects; identification of problems which are of principal importance for the prospects of the okrug. Among the objectives stated in the concept of the project was the orientation on sustainable development issues. The content of maps has been elaborated using the advanced scientific approaches, namely system, dynamic, historic and other ones. Mapping has been carried out at three levels of information generalization, i.e. analytic, complex and synthetic ones.
The Atlas accumulates integrated information about social, economic and natural resource potential of the okrug. It provides the basis for the elaboration of an atlas information system for decision-making and elaboration of the okrug development scenarios.