Russian scientists are preparing to the expedition for study of funnels in Yamal
8:32 25 февраля 2015
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In April Russian scientists will go to the new expedition to the Yamal funnel, which is situated in the district of Bovanenkovo field.
According their supposition, the giant funnel found in tundra last summer, will be filled with water this spring and will turn into a lake. Besides, the specialists will discuss the results of field researches conducted earlier. They became known recently.
Thus, the deputy director of the Institute of Oil and Gas Problems at RAS Vasiliy Bogoyavlenskiy informs in the interview to the newspaper Siberian Times about so that he found some other new holes on satellite images of Yamal – one of them is large, from 50 to 100 meters in diameter, filled with water and surrounded with several smaller funnels. Thus, according to his words, now specialists know about 7 big funnels, 6 of which are situated on the territory of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and one – in the north of Krasnoyarsk Krai. Earlier in the interview to a correspondent of IA «Sever-Press» professor said that he had seen several holes in the ground during the expedition to the first Yamal funnel. According to his words, of course, this is the very beginning of the road. More time and new expeditions are necessary in order to study this and other such holes found in Yamal. Only in that case it will be possible to make large generalizations and forecasts – where and when it will be possible to see new funnels. But he makes no doubts that funnels will be found.
As we should note, according to one of hypotheses, emissions of gas from not deep underground reservoirs, which were formed on the place of gradual thawing of ice, can be the reason of forming of these funnels.