The John Rae Society will hold two Open Days on 18th and 19th September, from 10 am until 4pm each day.
It was a windy but dry day and hugely enjoyable as President of JRS, Andrew Appleby, led a guided tour round the outside of the house.
On 1st of August 2016 there was reported an outbreak of anthrax in Siberia. One person died directly as a result and 2,300 reindeer were killed.
The books are the entire collection of Mr John Bramwell, a life member of the society.
New research has suggested that there is evidence of trails left by sponges across the Arctic seafloor.
“The existence of caves at about 80°N between 350 to 670 m above sea level in a very cold, arid area is a surprise in itself, for they require flowing water to form.”
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The only positive outcome of the thawing of permafrost is that it exposes remains of ancient animals in a virtually intact state, most famously those of the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius).
“In the course of analysing deep-sea cores from the floors of the Arctic Ocean and the northernmost part of the North Atlantic, Walter Geibert and colleagues at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, and the University of Bremen, Germany revealed a series of sediment layers that were devoid of excess 230Th. “
The moon controls one of the most formidable forces in nature – the tides that shape our coastlines. Tides, in turn, significantly affect the intensity of methane emissions from the Arctic Ocean seafloor.