The famous scientist published an article about the funnel in Yamal
9:31 2 октября 2014
Категории: News in English
The deputy director on science at the institute of problems of oil and gas, RAS, Vasiliy Bogoyavlenskiy published his article in the magazine «Bureniye I Neft» (Drilling and Oil) about giant funnels found this summer in Yamal and Taymyr.
In his article the researcher presented his own hypothesis of appearing of the mysterious funnels. In his opinion, it is more likely that a powerful gas emission from non-deep underground reservoir formed on the place of gradual thawing of ice became the reason of formation of the funnel. By his information given to a correspondent of IA «Sever-Press», first, different hypothesis, including fantastical ones, as falling of a meteorite, were presented. But it is absolutely excluded in this case. Specialists study archives of pre-war and pre-revolution years. And they see that such events, though not so big, were registered. For example, underwater funnels with the diameter up to 10 meters were found in some lakes of Yamal. Researches of such phenomena were conducted in the 60-70-s. As the specialist notes, it needs to come back to this topic and continue its study. The recent gas emission in Yamal, by the words of the scientist, was accompanied with the earthquake up to 3-4 points. However, it is impossible to register it, because there are no seismological stations in the region. Regular seismological researches on the territory of the region are necessary for safety of populated areas, oil and gas fields and pipelines. Vasiliy Bogoyavlenskiy informed the governor of Yamal about it. He suggests setting several compact seismological stations. One of them can appear on Beliy Island.
According to the words of the scientist, his new article dedicated to funnels will be published in the magazine «Bureniye I Neft» soon. This time the specialist will inform about the results of the one-day expedition to the funnel, during which different measurements were made and samples were taken. The specialists accumulated many materials. Their analysis allows making conclusions important from the scientific point of view. And, of course, this is the very beginning. It will take more time and new expeditions in order to study this and other funnels found in Yamal. Only then it will be possible to make large generalizations and forecasts – where and when new funnels can be found. But the scientist is sure that they will be found.