Winters in Siberian permafrost regions have warmed since millenia
For the first time, researchers have reconstructed the development of winter temperatures in Russia’s Lena River Delta based on old ground ice data
From the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Exposed ice wedges at the coast of the Siberian island Muostakh. With this picture in mind, one can understand, why early researchers thought ice wedges could be nothing else than buried glaciers. Credit Photo: Thomas Opel, Alfred-Wegener-Institut
For the first time, researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute have successfully decoded climate data from old permafrost ground ice and reconstructed the development of winter temperatures in Russia’s Lena River Delta. Their conclusions: over the past 7,000 years, winter temperatures in the Siberian permafrost regions have gradually risen. The study was published yesterday on Nature Geoscience‘s website.
You won’t find any glaciers in Russia’s Lena River Delta…
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