The High-Latitude Marine Expedition «Arktika-2013» Successfully Completed (Roshydromet)

The High-Latitude Marine Expedition «Arktika-2013» Successfully Completed (Roshydromet)

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1 August 2013
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High-latitude marine expedition "Arktika 2013" organized by the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) started on June 1 aboard the nuclear-powered icebreaker "Yamal". It was organized for the emergency evacuation of a drifting research station "Severny Polyus-40", which was located on the northern periphery of the Canadian syncline of the Arctic basin in the coordinates 81,9 º NL 131,7 º WL. In May 2013 it moved in the zone of abnormal processes which led to the breaking of the station ice-field and threatened its activity. The expedition was led by the head of the High-Arctic expedition of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute Vladimir Sokolov. In order to reach the region of ​the drifting station as fast as possible the satellite data and aerial reconnaissance of the ice were used. >> More

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