(ORDO NEWS) — Russian scientists from FSBI “P.P. Shirshova RAS ”during the sea expedition on the research vessel“ Academician Nikolai Strakhov ”made a world-class discovery.
“During our scientific voyage, a world-class discovery was made. We found iceberg plowing furrows at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, which is confirmed by a study of the precipitation of several horizons that were raised aboard the ship. Samples of these sediments, including fragments of pebbles, directly say that these grooves were left on the seabed thousands of years ago by icebergs of the ice age,” expedition leader Dmitry Dorokhov told Interfax.
According to him, this discovery will be of applied importance for scientific research in the field of climatology of the past, present and future.
So, in the direction of the furrows, it will be possible to establish the direction of the wind, which was dominant at that time, to make an assessment of the further course of natural phenomena, including climatic disasters.
The scientist also noted that during a scientific expedition, relict bottom topography was studied in the area of the coast of the Kaliningrad region.
They are also interesting from the point of view of studying climate: these forms can tell how the sea level changed after the glacier retreated, how this affects the modern climate.
“At the bottom, we found sand formations similar to the dunes of the Curonian Spit. But why aren’t they washed out by the sea as they appeared? Scientists have yet to look for answers to these and other questions. These answers will help today’s science understand the prospect of climate development not only in our region, but also on the entire planet,” concluded Dorokhov.
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