Siberian and US scientists to cooperate in combatting global warming in the Arctic
Siberian and US scientists will work together collecting data on climate change and global warming in the Arctic. They plan to work out methods to prevent environmental disaster that could happen in the region, Julie Brigham Grette, professor at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, told the TASS news agency in Novosibirsk.
"There are various points around the Arctic (points, most suitable to begin research —TASS editor's note). Probably there are ways of obtaining more information from these locations. This is important since the temperature is already rising and we need detailed data, which could allow us to prevent temperature growth," the professor said.
The scientists plan to calculate the rate at which climate change in the Arctic is taking place and analyze it and the nature of the changes. Then they will try to work out mechanisms to slow the warming process and issue recommendations to the leaders of the countries that are conducting activities in the Arctic.
According to TASS news agency, the US delegation arrived in Novosibirsk to learn about the capabilities of Siberian scientists and to develop ways to obtain the necessary data. The delegation is headed by Julie Brigham Grette, who has been involved in glaciology (the science of glaciers and other types of natural ice —TASS editor's note) and the paleoclimatology of the Arctic for many years.
"We haven't been in touch for many years. Now they'll visit our research facilities and review our work, which will form the basis for joint projects," Zinfer Ismagilov, the director of the Institute of Coal Chemistry and Material Science of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, reported.