Northeast Science Station (Russia)
Northeast Science Station
Северо-Восточная научная станция РАН
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The Northeast Science Station of the RAS (Russian: Северо-Восточная научная станция РАН) is an Arctic research station located in Chersky, Sakha Republic in Northeast Siberia. It is one of the world's three largest Arctic stations.
The Northeast Science Station is used as a year-round base for international research in arctic biology, geophysics, and atmospheric physics. The station also houses the administration of the Pleistocene Park, a local experimental wildlife preserve of 160 km2.
Named after Russian explorer Jan Czerski, Chersky is sited on frozen Pleistocene carbon. The sediments here are made up of 50% ice, and 50% loess, which is a windblown sediment - the carbon content of loess deposits is five times that of a rainforest floor. During each annual melt between 2 and 5% of the stored carbon in the loess deposits is lost.
Far Eastern Federal University is planning to open an Arctic campus at the research station. “At the station, students and young scientists will study permafrost melting; greenhouse gas emissions; hydrates conservation; biodiversity; land, atmosphere and surrounding seas pollution; and other climatic, biological and environmental issues,” according to a press release.
Personnel and funding
Additionally, around sixty international researchers visit the institute annually.
- "Pleistocene Park and the North-East Scientific Station," homepage of the Pleistocene Park website, without date. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
- “Far Eastern Federal University may open Arctic campus at major polar station.” Arctic.Ru, 5 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017
- Terrestrial Carbon Observation System Siberia
- Anna-Lena Laurén: “Sibirien sjunker sakta ned i dyn när permafrosten tinar.” Dagens Nyheter, 31 July 2017. (Russian version, 24 September 2017.) Retrieved 18 October 2017
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