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Russian scientists from the Arctic and Antarctic research Institute (AARI) will test a new device for measuring ice thickness in the Arctic — acoustic Volgograd. This was reported in the press service of the AARI, reports TASS.
Testing will be held at the “Ice base Cape Baranova”, a device developed by scientists of the Institute of applied physics RAS.
The press service said that such studies of ice with the help of pornografa have been held for three years, but when using the previous device it was found that there were inaccuracies, including during the active melting of ice. The new device can measure the thickness of ice in all conditions.
Data obtained with the help of pornografa will allow us to better understand the climatic conditions of the Arctic and will be used to ensure the safe navigation of the Northern sea route.
On 11 June, the Ministry for development of Russian Far East and the Arctic reported that 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. According to the head of the Ministry Alexander Kozlov, the system ceased to exist in “90 years of the last century”, so the project is planned to recreate from the beginning.
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