Russian-US expedition to study Arctic climate change
A Russian-US expedition that has sailed from Arkhangelsk aboard the scientific research vessel Akademik Tryoshnikov will study changes in the atmosphere, ice and waters of the Arctic Ocean through late September, reports the Arctic-Info agency.
The expedition team will remove the marker buoys that were installed in 2013 and install 11 new buoys with thermometers and systems for measuring seawater salinity levels, as well as the speed and direction of currents.
Scientists also want to install six independent meteorological buoys for measuring the meteorological parameters of the atmosphere's near-ice layer. All data will be relayed to the global telecommunications network of the World Meteorological Organization.
The expedition includes experts from Russia, the United States, Germany, South Korea, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Poland.