An Arctic expedition from the University of Silesia in southeastern Poland visited the remote Polish polar station Hornsnund in August this year. The Arctic base is located on the Svalbard Islands – a chain of sparsely populated islands deep in the Arctic Circle. The expedition traveled by boat through this remote part of the world to study the effects of climate change on the Arctic. The findings of the expedition have amazed researchers and raised questions about the effects of global warming on the planet.
Dominik Cyran, one of the discoverers, spoke with Gazeta.pl about the shocking revelations in the Arctic.
According to the researcher The water temperatures in the region show alarming values despite the bitter cold on the surface.
After traveling hundreds of miles by boat and dropping probes into the icy water, the researchers discovered that the temperatures were much higher than expected.
Mr. Cyran said, "We dropped probes that measured the temperature and pressure of glacier water. What we learned surprised even our professors.
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"It turned out that the water temperature was seven degrees Celsius. The norm is a value of about four degrees. "
The expedition will not publish its results for another year, but the first discoveries are worrying.
Mr. Cyran said the exploration officials will monitor the area for an entire year to investigate processes that form glaciers.
Part of the process is that the special cameras remaining in the region cover years of time.
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According to the NASA, ice coverage in the Arctic is rapidly decreasing as a result of human activity and warming of the greenhouse 1
NASA attributes the effect to emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO2 and climate change.
Cyran captured some of the beauties of the Arctic in a video he published online.
H He said, "When I was there, I felt a beauty and a roughness. There are no tracks in these mountains.
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"We felt like pioneers – the first humans in the Arctic. Foxes ran around us. We saw reindeer.
"As we drove through the tundra, seagulls flew around us. These animals do not know humans.
He added, "When I was filming, I wanted to show that there are places on earth where nature still has control over humans. We have no control over her.
"For example, when a storm erupts over the ocean, Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen has major air traffic problems.
"Heavy fog and heavy rain cause great damage delays. "