A new automatic meteorological station will be set up in the Sayano-Shushensky nature reserve in south-central Siberia this summer to study climate change, reserve employees said on Monday.
The station will begin monitoring air temperature, soil, solar radiation and wind velocity and direction in Chul-Aksy, a remote part of the reserve that is hard to access, in May or June, they said.
The station will also monitor human impact on the environment, in particular at the Arzhaan-Uru mineral spring.
The meteorological studies are part of a 10-year-long research initiative within the framework of the Gloria program, a long-term international project run by the UN Development Program (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
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