TOMSK, Oct 20 – RIA Tomsk. Scientists of Tomsk State
University (TSU) together with the British Antarctic Survey will hold a
webinar on October 22 to discuss future joint projects to study global
climate transformation and environmental change in the Arctic and
Subarctic, the university's press service said on Tuesday.
it was reported that TSU scientists, in particular, employees of the
BioGeoClim laboratory, have been studying the significance of climatic
changes in the Arctic and subarctic regions of Russia for many years.
Also, climatologists are investigating the contribution of rivers and
lakes in Western Siberia to global warming, the consequences of
permafrost melting and other climatic phenomena.
to the press service, TSU, together with the British Antarctic Survey
will organize a webinar dedicated to the study of the global climate
transformation and environmental change taking place in the Arctic and
Subarctic on Thursday, October 22. The webinar will become a virtual
platform for the formation of new ideas, which will form the basis of
joint projects to study anomalies in the coldest parts of the planet.
colleagues are interested in conducting Arctic research, they offered
to exchange information on developments in order to find points of
intersection of scientific interests and develop these areas together.
The interest of colleagues in the Arctic is understandable, now the most
noticeable changes are taking place there over the entire period of
scientific observations", – Director of the TSU Centre for International
Scientific Cooperation Olga Shaduyko is quoted.
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scientists of the TSU BioGeoClim laboratory, who conduct research every
year in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug at the Khanymey TSU station,
found that due to the warm winter of 2019-2020, the permafrost melted
30% faster. If the trend continues, this will have to be taken into
account in the construction of roads and buildings, as the soil becomes
It is added that potential joint projects of
Tomsk and British scientists can be implemented within the framework of
the SecNet (Siberian Environmental Change Network), created under the
auspices of TSU to study climate transformations in Siberia and the
Earlier it was reported that the SecNet includes
the leading institutions of Russia, Great Britain, Norway, the USA and
Canada. Within the framework of the study of climatic transformations in
Siberia and the Arctic in 2020, scientists of TSU and SecNet found that
over the past 50 years, the average annual temperature in Siberia and
the Subarctic has increased by four degrees, which led to the appearance
of a tornadoes in these territories.