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By the end of 2020, Russian scientists intend to present the project to recreate from scratch system for the study of permafrost in the Arctic. The message on it appeared on the website of the Ministry for development of Russian Far East and the Arctic.
As stated by the head of the Ministry Alexander Kozlov, the system ceased to exist in the “90-ies of the last century”, and in this connection it is planned to recreate from the beginning the full project change control frozen soils.
It is expected that it will consist of several levels. At the Federal will be information gathering, processing, analysis and prognosis. At the municipal and regional levels is planned to create a network of stations that will directly follow the changes associated with the melting. At the individual level will provide subsoil users — companies that develop fields. They will also have to organize the monitoring and send the data in a single center.
In may it was reported that scientists from the Tomsk state University (TSU) will go on an expedition to the Arctic to assess the damage to the permafrost, caused by abnormally warm weather in the year 2020. They intend to test their hypothesis, according to which the increase in average temperatures in the region will seriously impact the permafrost. Experts have noticed changes in climate and the processes of melting permafrost in the Arctic in 2019, when they began to appear “green oases”, earthworms and other atypical for the Arctic zone of the living entities.
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