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Vol. 23, No 3. P. 11–28

Adyghe Int. Sci. J. Vol. 23, No 3. P. 1128

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  Original Article

Natural-climatic characterisation of the altitude-belt structure of Caucasus landscapes by A. K. Tembotov

Rustam Khatalevich Pshegusov
head of Laboratory on forest ecosystems monitoring of the Institute of Ecology of Mountain Territories A. K. Tembotov’s Russian Academy of Sciences (37a I. Armand str., Nalchik, 360051, Kabardino-Balkar Republic), Candidate of Biological Sciences,,
Victoria Alexandrovna Chadaeva
head. Laboratory of Geobotanical Research of the Institute of Ecology of Mountain Territories A. K. Tembotov’s Russian Academy of Sciences (37a I. Armand str., Nalchik, 360051, Kabardino-Balkar Republic), Doctor of Biological Sciences, 0002-0788-1395,

Abstract. The paper presents the climatic and orographic modelling of basic units of the altitude-belt structure of Caucasus landscapes by A. K. Tembotov, obtained using the global databases WorldClim and ENVIREM (ENVIronmental Rasters for Ecological Modeling). The basis for climate typification of latitudinal zones and belt variants was the Keppen-Geiger climate classification scheme. The build model corresponds to the natural-climatic characteristics of the basic units of the altitude-belt structure, established by ground observations and stationary meteorological stations. The model allows characterising abiotic conditions and patterns of spatial distribution of biological objects depending on the altitudinal-sectoral heterogeneity of landscapes in the Caucasus.
Keywords: altitude-belt structure of Caucasus landscapes by A. K. Tembotov, latitudinal zones and belt variants, WorldClim, ENVIREM, Keppen-Geiger climate classification scheme
Funding: The research was carried out within the framework of the state assignment No 075-00347-19-00 on the theme “Regularities of spatial and temporal dynamics of meadow and forest ecosystems in mountainous areas (Russian Western and Central Caucasus)”.

Acknowledgments: the authors express their gratitude to the reviewer of the article, the technical secretary of the journal, the proofreader for preparing the article for publication.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.

For citation. Pshegusov R. H., Chadaeva V. A. Natural-climatic characterisation of the altitudebelt structure of Caucasus landscapes by A.K. Tembotov. Adyghe Int. Sci. J. 2023. Vol. 23, No. 3. P. 11–28.

The authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript.
Submitted 05.08.2023; approved after reviewing 20.08.2023; accepted for publication 22.08.2023

© Pshegusov R. H.,
Chadaeva V. A., 2023


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