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The Yana River (Яна in Russian), a river in Sakha in Russia, located between the Lena to the west and the Indigirka to the east. The Murray River in Australia. ... The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic (Russian: ; Yakut: Саха Республиката) is a federal subject of Russia (a republic). ... The Lena River (Russian: Ле́на) in Siberia is the 10th longest river in the world and has the 9th largest watershed. ... The Indigirka River (Индигирка in Russian), a river in Sakha in Russia. ...


It is 872 km in length. The area of its basin is 238,000 km², whilst its annual discharge totals approximately 25 cubic kilometres (20 million acre-feet. Most of this discharge occurs in May and June as the ice on the river breaks up. The Yana freezes up on the surface in October and stays under the ice until late May - early June. In the Verkhoyansk area, it stays frozen to the bottom for 70 to 110 days, and partly frozen for 220 days of the year. The metre, or meter, is a measure of length. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (yellow outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (blue lines) of a contiguous area. ... An acre foot is a unit of volume commonly used in the United States in reference to large-scale water resources, such as reservoirs, aqueducts, canals, and river flows. ... Verkhoyansk (Верхоя́нск) a small town in Yakutia, north-east Siberia, Russia, situated on the Yana River, near the Arctic Circle, 675 km from Yakutsk city. ...


The river begins at the confluence of the rivers Sartang and Dulgalakh. As the Yana flows into the Yansky Bay of the Laptev Sea, it forms a huge river delta (10,200 km²). There are approximately 40,000 lakes in the Yana basin, including both alpine lakes formed from glaciation in the Verkhoyansk Mountains (lowland were always too dry for glaciation) and overflow lakes on the marshy plains in the north of the basin. The whole Yana basin is under continuous permafrost and most is larch woodland grading to tundra north of about 70°N, though trees extend in suitable microhabitats right to the delta. Confluence of Rhine and Mosel at Koblenz In geography, a confluence describes the point where two rivers meet and become one, usually when a tributary joins a more major river. ... In geography, a bay or gulf is a collection of water that is surrounded by land on three sides. ... A map showing the location of the Laptev Sea. ... Nile River delta, as seen from Earth orbit. ... A lake is a body of water surrounded by land. ... A glaciation (a created composite term meaning Glacial Period, referring to the Period or Era of, as well as the process of High Glacial Activity), often called an ice age, is a geological phenomenon in which massive ice sheets form in the Arctic and Antarctic and advance toward the equator. ... This article is about frozen ground. ... Species About 12; see text Larches are conifers in the genus Larix, in the family Pinaceae. ... In physical geography, tundra is an area where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ...


The principal tributaries of the Yana are: Adycha, Oldzho, Abyrabyt, Bytantay. Most of these tributaries are short rivers flowing from the high Verkhoyansk Mountains. A tributary (or affluent or confluent) is a contributory stream, a river that does not reach the sea, but joins another major river (a parent river), to which it contributes its waters, swelling its discharge. ... Verkhoyansk Range, mountain chain, ca. ...


Verkhoyansk, Batagay, Ust-Kuyga, Nizhneyansk are the main ports on the Yana.


The Yana basin is the site of the so-called "cold pole" of Russia, where the lowest recorded temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere are found. In the winter, temperatures in the centre of the basin average as low as -45 °C (-49 °F) and have reached as low as -71 °C (-96 °F) - though in the mountains it is believed that temperatures have reached -82 °C (-116 °F). Yakut folklore says, that, at such temperatures, if you shout to a friend and they can't hear you, it's because the words have frozen in the air! However, when spring comes the words "thaw" and one can hear everything that was said months ago! The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic (Russian: Респу́блика Саха́ (Яку́тия); Yakut: Саха Республиката) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic). ... Folklore is the body of verbal expressive culture, including tales, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs current among a particular population, comprising the oral tradition of that culture, subculture, or group. ...


The Yana River area is the first known site of human habitation in the Arctic, with evidence of habitation found in the delta from as early as 30,000 years ago (12,000 years before the LGM). The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border The Arctic is the area around the Earths North Pole. ... Temperature proxies for the last 40,000 years The Last Glacial Maximum refers to the time of maximum extent of the ice sheets during the last glaciation, approximately 21 thousand years ago. ...


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Yana River - definition of Yana River in Encyclopedia (118 words)
The Yana River (Яна in Russian), a river in Sakha in Russia.
The river begins at the confluence of the rivers Sartang and Dulgalakh.
The river freezes up in October and stays under the ice until late May - early June (in the Verkhoyansk area, it stays completely frozen for 70-110 days).
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Siberia (925 words)
The West Siberian Plain consists mostly of Cenozoic alluvial deposits and is extraordinarily flat, so much so that a rise of fifty metres in sea level would cause all land between the Arctic Ocean and Novosibirsk to be inundated.
Soils are mainly Turbels and the active layer tends to be less than a metre deep except near rivers..
Most of the coastal waters, lakes, and rivers freeze for much of the year.
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