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Indian explorers to drill a well in Antarctica

16.11.2021 54 просмотров

Indian scientists intend to drill a well 500 meters deep in the ice of Antarctica. The project will be carried out by the 41st Indian Scientific Expedition, which is starting work on the "white continent", according to The Times of India on Tuesday.


According to the publication, the first batch of 23 scientists and other employees arrived at the Indian station Maitri, which is located on the territory of the Antarctic oasis of Schirmacher. Four more teams of Indian specialists will arrive in Antarctica by mid-January 2022.

The expedition's program includes drilling a well near Maitri, which will help improve understanding of the Antarctic climate, sea ice and greenhouse gases. Ice drilling near Maitri will be carried out in cooperation with the British Antarctic Survey and the Norwegian Polar Institute, the newspaper points out.

In addition, Indian scientists intend to conduct a geological study of the Amery Ice Shelf. According to Indian experts, the study of the Amery Glacier can help trace the connection between India and Antarctica in the past - during the time of the Gondwana supercontinent (750-530 million years ago).

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