Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences

, Volume 80, Issue 4, pp 338–349 | Cite as

The ocean: Climate, resources, and natural disasters

  • Robert Iskanderovich Nigmatulin
On the Rostrum of the RAS Presidium


Recent years have seen heated discussions on global warming. The anthropogenic contribution to this process, the possible development and consequences of this situation, and the ocean’s role in climate formation on the planet are also questionable. An RAS Presidium meeting was dedicated to these problems.


World Ocean Gulf Stream Earth Quake Rogue Wave Ocean Floor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Iskanderovich Nigmatulin
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  1. 1.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRASMoscowRussia

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