The scientists reported that the visibility dropped to 500 meters, the sky was overcast and they could smell the smoke
According to the release, the visibility dropped to 500 meters, the sky was overcast and the scientists could smell the smoke. The smoke remained in the area for more than 20 hours on Sunday, and on Monday it lasted for about three hours, the scientists said.
Later on, the wind changed and the smoke faded away gradually.
“Currently, the base staff continues working as usually,” the release reads.
Light smoke has been registered at a northern monitoring station on the Bolshevik Island (the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago), which is some 700km north-west from the Khastyr base.