Threats to the buildings of the Russian scientific center on Svalbard due to the melting permafrost no, told RIA Novosti the head of Hydromet Igor Shumakov.
The destruction of permafrost is considered to be one of the major threats to the economy of Northern regions. Change the properties of the permafrost in connection with climate change leads to a decrease in the bearing capacity of foundations of buildings and infrastructure.
The first testing ground for the study of permafrost, and test technologies that can be used in the development of the Arctic, earned on Svalbard, told RIA Novosti the head of Hydromet Igor Shumakov.
As said the head of Roshydromet, at the site of a thermometric wells, site monitoring of seasonal thawing layer, the wells for monitoring the underflow of taliks, meteorological complex. On the bottom of the fjord installed braid a length of 150 meters with temperature sensors and resistance for monitoring the formation of seasonal sea ice.