In the archives of Gosplan was found unrealised projects for the climate control

In the archives of Gosplan was found unrealised projects for the climate control

In particular, it was assumed to move the bed of the Ob river and of the Amur.

SAINT PETERSBURG, March 24. /Offset. TASS Natalia Mikhalchenko/. The St. Petersburg researchers have found in the archives of Gosplan unrealized projects for the transfer channels of the Ob and the Amur in order to mitigate climate change in the Arctic and the Far East.

This was told by the TASS representative of the Military historical society Pavel Filin.

One of us discovered an unrealized pre-project developments intended to move the mouth of the Ob of Ob in the Baidarata Bay. Cupid planned to return to his old (much more South) direction. Both projects had, in the opinion of the initiators, to soften the climate: to improve the ice conditions in the Kara sea and lead to the warming of Cocodamol Filespecial Military historical society

To melt the ice in the Kara sea

The project with the transfer of the mouth of the Ob river involved the construction of the dam across the Gulf of Ob, which would cause the rise of water and redirected the flow of the river in the Baidarata Bay, located in the Ob trap.

“This project is intended to improve ice conditions in the Kara sea due to the warm flow of Obi”, — explained the researcher. Development belonged to the mid 30-ies.

Redirect The Kuroshio Current

A project to shift the channel of the Amur was intended to cause warming in the Soviet far East and Chukotka.

“We know that the Amur river changed its course, even twice, both times shifting the confluence of the sea of Japan to the North. The project involved the return of the river in the historic South course, — said the owl. As a result of that powerful river carried its waters in a fairly narrow Tatar Strait, it is shallow, and it has already failed to pass one of the arms of the Pacific warm current, Kuroshio, as it was before. The project refers to the early post-war period to 1945, was expected to return to the previous situation, to put Cupid on the old South channel and cause warming in the far East and Chukotka.”


Discovered among the archives of the projects were also the wonders of technology — “debacle-terrain vehicle, the walkers, the project of obtaining energy from the cold”. “Drawings of some of these hybrids were published in scientific journals, we photographed and studied,” said the owl.

All discovered in the archives of the ambitious projects of the past for the development of the Arctic eagle-owl with two colleagues decided to summarize and present the publication “the Arctic is on the verge of science fiction,” in conjunction with the 80th anniversary of the world’s first drifting station “North pole-1”, headed by Ivan Papanin.

“The USSR had a phenomenal experience in the management of the Arctic territories. Exploring the history of the nsra, we were convinced that it was interdisciplinary, as would say today, the organization, which managed to remove all structural barriers, virtually a state within a state. The Arctic mastered the complex transport, cultural, economic development went on simultaneously, but in 50-e years it was lost, emphasis was placed on the development of the transportation component,” — said the researcher.

Also in the book we will talk about the history of the Main Directorate of the Northern sea route, which this year celebrates 85 years. The office was established in 1932, when the Council of people’s Commissars of the Soviet Union, its leader was a Soviet mathematician, geographer, a geophysicist, astronomer Otto Schmidt.

The book’s release is scheduled for the end of the year.