Advise to visit
 News from Russia
 Create your website!
 Tests

Copyright © RIN 2000-
 Feedback
 

Rambler's Top100 
02.09.2011, 12:36
Russian, U.S. scientists set to study methane release in Arctic

Russian, U.S. scientists set to study methane release in Arctic A group of Russian and U.S. scientists will leave the port of Vladivostok on Friday on board a Russian research ship to study methane emissions in the eastern part of the Arctic.

"This expedition was organized on a short notice by the Russian Fund of Fundamental Research and the U.S. National Science Foundation following the discovery of a dramatic increase in the leakage of methane gas from the seabed in the eastern part of the Arctic, said Professor Igor Semiletov, the head of the expedition.

The group consists of 27 scientists who would attempt to measure the scale of methane emissions and clarify the nature of the process.

The 45-day expedition will focus on the sea shelf of the Laptev Sea, the East Siberian Sea and the Russian part of the Chukotsk Sea, where 90% of underwater permafrost is located.

"We assume that the leakage of methane results from the degradation of underwater permafrost...A massive release of such a powerful greenhouse gas may accelerate global warming," Semiletov said.

Methane is about 20 times more potent than CO2 in trapping solar heat.

Professor Semiletov has been studying methane seepage in the region for the last 15 years, and leads the International Siberian Shelf Study (ISSS), which has launched a number of expeditions to the Arctic Ocean.

"The studies are reaching a more serious level. Many Russian and U.S. universities have joined the [ISSS] program bringing in the most advanced equipment which will allow us to study the structure of underwater permafrost with more precision," Semiletov said.

Sourse: Russian News NEWS.rin.ru
Soon, the sim card may replace a passport.Soon, the sim card may replace a passport.
[15.11.2017 10:09]
In the State Duma proposed to replace the passport with a special sim card that will act as a personal identifier.

Than iPhone good for modern girls.Than iPhone good for modern girls.
[08.11.2017 12:23]
The new iPhone 10 is quite different from its predecessors and many women did not know whether to buy a new phone or keep the old one.

The Russian ban on anonymizers to bypass the lock ILVThe Russian ban on anonymizers to bypass the lock ILV
[01.11.2017 09:13]
From today enters into force a legislative ban on the use of anonymizers as a bypass of lock of sites of Roskomnadzor.

Another retailer luring customers with smartphones tradinaAnother retailer luring customers with smartphones tradina
[31.10.2017 10:46]
M-video has launched a repurchase program of popular smartphone brands Apple and Samsung.

Insurers suggest to insure from attacks of hackersInsurers suggest to insure from attacks of hackers
[27.10.2017 11:21]
A working group with the participation of Sberbank has made a proposal to oblige to insure the risk of hacking computer networks and, in General, the risk of cyber threats.

Tenth iPhone will release in 2 times less from the planTenth iPhone will release in 2 times less from the plan
[25.10.2017 10:41]
iPhone X, or as it is necessary to say, For Ten (Ten), will be released in smaller quantities due to problems with the screen.

"Bad Bunny" attacked Russian banks"Bad Bunny" attacked Russian banks
[25.10.2017 09:50]
Virus BadRabbit produced a large-scale attack on major banks of our country.

The Ministry of communications of Russia promises the abolition of international roamingThe Ministry of communications of Russia promises the abolition of international roaming
[18.10.2017 12:59]
Head VпTп+п¦п+п+я¦п¦я¦пTпT said at the "government hour" in the state Duma that his office actively works towards the abolition of international roaming for the Russians.

Telegram in Moscow awarded a penalty almost on one million roublesTelegram in Moscow awarded a penalty almost on one million roubles
[17.10.2017 10:10]
For refusing to cooperate with the FSB, the magistrate fined the company the developer of Telegram for 800 thousand rubles.

The messenger Telegram finally became legally to support Russian languageThe messenger Telegram finally became legally to support Russian language
[11.10.2017 10:31]
The Russian-speaking segment of social networking fans received good news from Pavel Durov.

 Page:  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |>> 1413
RIN.ru home | general data | help | post a message