Today scientists observe interesting processes taking place in the Arctic. Black spots were found in permafrost-tundra landscapes on the Gydan Peninsula last year.
This unusual phenomenon can considerably influence on yearly thermal turnover and can change dynamics of state of the upper horizons of permafrost. This information was given to IA “Sever-Press” by academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Chairman of Tyumen scientific center of the Siberian branch of the RAS Vladimir Melnikov. He notes that Krasnoselkoup district has unique geological quaternary complexes, study of which will help to study in details events in history of forming of permafrost.
In 2017 two expeditions to the Yamal Peninsula are planned. Scientists studying permafrost will go to Cape Salemal to study structure and properties of the oldest quaternary deposits and emanations of greenhouse gases in the cycle of climate warming. The second expedition will take place in Marresale, where they will conduct traditional monitoring studies of the response of cryolithozone of typical tundra to climate change.