Travelers from Yamal will study radio waves on the most remote island in the Arctic
14:46 2 октября 2017
Категории: News in English
Representatives of the Russian geographical society in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug went to the expedition to the most remote Victoria Island to study behavior of radio waves in arctic conditions.
On the island the researchers plan to get on the air for the first time since 1994, when the radio station was closed there. This information was given to a correspondent of the news agency “Sever-Press” by the deputy chairman of the Yamal branch of the Russian geographical society Igor Kuznetsov.
Igor Kuznetsov says that such expeditions are necessary, because the Arctic changes much. It needs to study the Arctic both distantly and in practice. The duration of the expedition will depend on weather conditions. The researchers will also take pictures of different abandoned stations and also will measure pollution of environment.
Victoria Island is situated between Spitsbergen (Svalbard) and Franz-Joseph Land: approximately 60 kilometers away from the Norwegian archipelago, approximately 170 kilometers from the Russian one. There is the northern border of the Barents Sea on Victoria Island.