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Changes in the Radial Increment and CO2 Distribution in Larches that Survived the Explosion of the Tunguska Space Body

Abstract

A photoacoustic technique was used to analyze gas samples vacuum-extracted from larch discs which survived the explosion of a space body in the region of Podkamennaya Tunguska river in 1908. The specificity of СО2 accumulation in tree rings after the catastrophe was revealed, which could affect the dynamics of СО2 emission by tree stems into the atmosphere.

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The authors are deeply grateful to the participants of the CAE I.K. Doroshin (Tomsk) and D.V. Yashkov (Novosibirsk) for the provided experimental materials. The authors are especially grateful to A.Yu. Ol’khovatov (Moscow) for initiation of this work.

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The work was supported by the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education (V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences).

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Ageev, B.G., Sapozhnikova, V.A. & Savchuk, D.A. Changes in the Radial Increment and CO2 Distribution in Larches that Survived the Explosion of the Tunguska Space Body. Atmos Ocean Opt 34, 366–371 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856021040023

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Keywords:

  • Tunguska space body
  • larch discs
  • СО2