Russian scientists are discussing hypotheses of formation of the funnel in Yamal
8:57 2 декабря 2014
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In the mode of the online-conference the scientists of Yamal participated in discussion of the results of researches on the new geological formation that had been found in the region.
The crater or the funnel of Yamal, as the Siberian scientists call this phenomenon, is in the center of attention of geo-cryologists (ice experts) and other specialist during several months.
The seminar was organized by the society of young permafrost experts of Russia in the institute of environmental geoscience of Russia at the RAS. The participants of the expeditions to the district of Bovanenkovo acquainted their colleagues with the results of their researches; some experts expressed their ideas about formation of the funnel.
Reports of the following specialists were presented within the sitting: the chief research worker of the Institute of the Earth Cryosphere at the Siberian branch of the RAS, doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences Marina Leibman, she was the first, who studied the crater, the chief research worker of the department of cryolithology and glaciology of Lomonosov Moscow State University Alexander Kizyakov, the chief research worker of the laboratory of geo-electronics at the Institute of oil and gas geology and geophysics of A.A.Trofimuk at the Siberian branch of the RAS (Novosibirsk) Vladimir Olenchenko and Larisa Kritsuk from the All-Russian research institute of hydrogeology and engineering geology.
They at once excluded the version about a meteorite because of absence of high radiation background. High level of content of methane in the crater spoke for the hypothesis about the emission of gas. The Siberian scientists agree in the opinion that the emission of gas hydrates caused with warming of land surface and geological peculiarities of this area took place in the district of Bovanenkovo.
Different groups of scientists accumulated some scientific materials about the funnel. According to the information given to IA «Sever-Press» in the press-service of the governor of Yamal, in the Russian center for exploration of the Arctic and the regional department on science and innovations it is planned to organize exchange of information in order together to find answers to questions about formation of the funnel of Yamal and possibility of repeating of such phenomenon in the future.
As we should note, the online-conference for the seminar of the scientists of Yamal was organized in the department on science and innovations of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug.