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Local ice fishermen in a permafrost cave, Siberia

Local ice fishermen in a permafrost cave, Siberia

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Uploaded 13 Dec 2010 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010
From collection: Arctic Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Soil in the far Northern permafrost can be frozen several hundred meters deep. Permafrost soil has a constant year-round temperature of 0 degrees or lower and forms a solid foundation for building upon. Some permafrost caves were traditionally used as storage space for food during Summer. The arctic seabed in Siberia houses a large deposit of CO2 in the form of compacted Gas Hydrates. Increasingly subjected to warming, Siberia’s shallow shelf areas are melting, giving up greater amounts of ...
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