Taimyr tundra changes color to brown

Taimyr tundra changes color to brown

June 02, 2022

Scientists observe the opposite phenomenon in some regions of the Arctic – changing to green.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Since the end of the 90s of the last century, the Arctic tundra has begun changing into green color. Due to warming, shrubs and grasses are spreading to higher latitudes.

A riot of greening can be observed in Alaska and Chukotka, but the landscapes of Taimyr, southwest Alaska, the coast of Yakutia and some islands of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, on the contrary, turn brown.

This phenomenon is reported by goarctic.ru with reference to a study by scientists published in the Arctic Report Card of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Researchers explain the browning of the tundra by subsidence and the emergence of new water bodies that arise as a result of the permafrost thawing.

The consequences of fires, beaver dams, insect invasion also have an impact. Experts believe that greening and browning of the tundra will only intensify in the future.

Earlier, scientists expressed concern that dangerous infections could appear in the Arctic due to warming. We also reported that in the Arctic they found bacteria that ‘eat’ oil, as well as an alternative to antibiotics.
Follow us on TelegramVKontakte.

Text: Anzhelika Stepanova, Photo: Nikolay Shchipko

June 02, 2022

All rights reserved ©️ THIS IS TAIMYR online media, 2020-2023

If quoting in whole or in part, a reference to the This is Taimyr is required. The editors are not responsible for the information contained in advertisements. The editors do not provide reference information. Registered by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media. The mass media registration number is ЭЛ No. ФС 77 - 79414 dated 02.11.2020, valid. Distributed in Russian Federation and foreign countries.

Founder: Severny Gorod Media Company LLC, 663300, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Norilsk, Komsomolskaya st., 33a.

Chief editor: Natalia N. Popova

This site uses cookies and services to collect technical visitor data (IP address data, etc.) to ensure performance and improve the service quality. By continuing to use our site, you automatically agree to the use of these technologies: