Turkish scientists: an increase in number of icebergs in Southern Ocean – certificate of climate change

Participants in the eighth Turkish Antarctic scientific expedition reported so far the unused icebergs on the way to the island of Khorsha (Zkokova) in the Southern Ocean.

Scientists told the agency “Anadol” about observations on the route of movement to the island of Horsha from the 62nd parallel of southern latitude.

According to them, thousands of icebergs observed in the Southern Ocean clearly demonstrate the consequences of global climate change.

Turkish scientists revealed significant melting of snow and glaciers during research at the Turkish scientific station, using satellite data and pictures from drones.

This year, the team seeks to get clear results about the relationship between important physical parameters of the atmosphere, such as Albedo, aerosols and water vapor, and melting, which occurs in glacial zones over time.

Scientists are concerned that if the glaciers are preserved, more water vapor will be released into the atmosphere, and the concentration of greenhouse gases will increase, which will inevitably accelerate the change in climate.

The expedition participant, Captain Dogach Baibars Yshyler noted that scientists began to observe the icebergs without reached the island of King-Jordia.

According to him, so many icebergs were not observed in previous expeditions.

“We can definitely say that this year we saw in the sea much more iceberg compared to previous expeditions. This suggests that the global climate change each time greatly affects Antarctica and, of course, the Arctic region” , he darkened.

The expedition takes place under the patronage of the Administration of the President of Turkey, with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Technology of the country and the coordination of the Institute of Polar Research MAM under the Council for Scientific and Technical Research of Turkey (Tübi̇tak).

The expedition participants reached the shores of the Antarctic, leaving behind a grueling journey. The path from Istanbul to the White Continent took four days. Scientists overcame 13,800 km of path. On the island where they got four flights, the expedition brought about two tons of equipment with them, which will be used in research.

From the island of King-Jorde, a scientific expedition went to the island of Gruchny, and from there to the Horsha, where the Provisional Scientific Camp of Turkey is located. The trip on the ship took a week.