Obtained data will allow understand possible scenario at global warming
Yakutia 24 TV channel: Employees of the Samoilovsky Island Collective Use Center first conducted sounding of permafrost at the mouth of the Lena River.
Leonid Tsibizov, a researcher at the Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics of the SB RAS, the head of the center, says that data on permafrost thickness will allow scientists to predict the possible consequences of melting due to climate warming.
“This is the first time we have done depth sounding of permafrost. For this, we used the magnetotelluric sounding method. Our employees performed sounding up to 20 kilometers deep. They determined the thickness of the vertical permafrost, to find what depth it ends. In some areas, they even managed to reach the upper boundary of the rocky continental base,” says Leonid Tsibizov.
The results of sounding can be used to search for minerals in the future.