Ozyorny Microdistrict

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Coordinates: 66°49′06″N 179°07′24″W / 66.81833°N 179.12333°W / 66.81833; -179.12333

Ozyorny Microdistrict (Russian: микрорайон Озёрный) is a microdistrict (a residential area) of the urban-type settlement of Egvekinot in Iultinsky District of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. It was formerly a separate rural locality (a selo). Its population in 2006 was estimated at 650.[1]

Geographically, it is located about 13 kilometers (8.1 mi) north of Egvekinot on the road that links it with the indigenous locality of Amguema and the former mining town of Iultin.

History[edit]

Aerial view of Ozyorny Microdistrict

Ozyorny was established in 1952 to house the workers and administrators of the nearby diesel power station.[2] In the 1960s, it expanded to accommodate surveyors plotting the course of the road to Iultin[2] as well as those involved in the Mainypyntyvaam geological survey expedition. The microdistrict remained home to a large group of geologists up until the 1990s.[2] The majority of these people are now gone because the Iultin Mining and Processing Enterprise and the Eastern Chukotka Geological Survey Expedition were liquidated.[1] Today, Ozyorny has a high school, a post office, and a food store.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Ozyorny is situated on the Iultin-Egvekinot road. About 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) further north, spanning the road to Iultin, is a metal arch signifying the point where the Arctic Circle bisects the road.[2] Nearby are the ruins of one of the camps used to house the prisoners who built the road.[2] The road is the longest in Chukotka.[3] There is also a small network of roads within the microdistrict.

Climate[edit]

Ozyorny Microdistrict has a Continental Subarctic or Boreal (taiga) climate (Dfc).[4]

Climate data for Ozyorny Microdistrict
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
2.2
(36)
5.1
(41.2)
5
(41)
14
(57)
26
(79)
28
(82)
25.6
(78.1)
23.4
(74.1)
10.8
(51.4)
5
(41)
3.6
(38.5)
28
(82)
Average high °C (°F) −19.7
(−3.5)
−17.4
(0.7)
−14.5
(5.9)
−8.2
(17.2)
2
(36)
11.2
(52.2)
15.8
(60.4)
13.7
(56.7)
7.9
(46.2)
−1.8
(28.8)
−8.9
(16)
−16.6
(2.1)
−3.2
(26.2)
Average low °C (°F) −26.6
(−15.9)
−24.6
(−12.3)
−21.8
(−7.2)
−15.7
(3.7)
−3.8
(25.2)
3.8
(38.8)
8.8
(47.8)
7.5
(45.5)
2.1
(35.8)
−7.1
(19.2)
−15.7
(3.7)
−23.4
(−10.1)
−9.7
(14.5)
Record low °C (°F) −44
(−47)
−41.1
(−42)
−39
(−38)
−32.5
(−26.5)
−22.5
(−8.5)
−5.7
(21.7)
−12.1
(10.2)
−5
(23)
−10.4
(13.3)
−25.3
(−13.5)
−35.8
(−32.4)
−40
(−40)
−44
(−47)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 41.7
(1.642)
44.8
(1.764)
32.7
(1.287)
24.5
(0.965)
16.1
(0.634)
24.9
(0.98)
42.2
(1.661)
44.9
(1.768)
37.1
(1.461)
28.5
(1.122)
38.7
(1.524)
32.3
(1.272)
408.4
(16.079)
Average snowy days 15 14 13 15 14 1 0 0 3 16 18 15 124
Source: [5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Iultinsky District - Red Cross Chukotka Archived
  2. ^ a b c d e Strogoff, pp. 125–126
  3. ^ Iultinsky District - Official Chukotka Website
  4. ^ McKnight and Hess, pp. 232-235
  5. ^ "Weather Averages for Ozyorny Microdistrict from meoweather.com". meoweather.com. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 

Sources[edit]

  • McKnight, Tom L; Hess, Darrel (2000). "Climate Zones and Types". Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-020263-0. 
  • M. Strogoff, P-C Brochet, and D. Auzias Petit Futé: Chukotka (2006). "Avant-Garde" Publishing House