About risks of Arctic infrastructure at permafrost degradation (Сomment on the article)


A.N. Fedorov


     Groups of well-known scientists (Jan Hjort et al.), whose research interests lie in the field of current permafrost changes, have published a research article on risks of permafrost degradation to Arctic infrastructure by the middle of the 21st century. This is an important topic discussed in the world's scientific community, with researchers from different countries warning about the upcoming threats. Such predictions are based on the investigations of global climate change effects on permafrost by T.E. Osterkamp, O.A. Anisimov, and V.E. Romanovsky et al.


For citation: Fedorov A.N. About risks of Arctic infrastructure at permafrost degradation (Сomment on the article) // Siberian Research. 2019. 1(1). P. 113 - 114. https://doi.org/10.33384/26587270.2019.01.005e

Received February 14, 2019, accepted for publication February 22, 2019, published April 1, 2019



1. FEDOROV Alexander Nikolayevich,  кандидат географических наук, Deputy Director for Science Melnikov Permafrost Institute SB RAS, 677010, Yakutsk, Str. Merzlotnaya [Frozen] 36, Russia, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4016-2149, e-mail: fedorov@mpi.ysn.ru



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