Investigation of snow cover and an air of atmosphere in vicinities of the North Pole using the pollen analysis method
Abstract:This paper presents the results of pollen analysis from the samples of atmospheric air and samples of a freshly fallen snow taken from the surface of the ice-block drifted station 'Barneo-2005' (Russia) is where, about the vicinities of located North Pole in 2005. New data received and the data that has been obtained by us previously (Ukraintseva and Sokolov 2003) allow as to conclusion that bacteria, pollen, spores of plants, certain fragments of their tissues, and organs are brought by air currents to the high latitude regions of the Earth, where they form specific spore-pollen spectra. These data have a high theoretical-practical application continuum, especially during the study of mineral sequences of the polar basin's deposits. Taking into account the importance of the data, which we have obtained, we suggest below the methods of sampling during such this of investigation.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: State Natural Biosphere Reserve 'Taymyrsky', St. Petersburg, Khatanga, Russia 2: State Scientific Centre of the Russian Federation the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
Publication date: September 1, 2009