March 3, 2013. As many as three meteorological stations Arkhangelsk region provided information about the discovery of icicles red color, which appeared on the roofs of houses in the melting of snow.
Experts have taken samples of snow and icicles. Studies in vitro have shown that red icicles increased content of hydrocarbons and ammonia. Also, found the remains of plant fibers and mineral particles, such as soot, ITAR-TASS reported with reference to the statement of the Press Secretary Sevgidrometa Elena Novikova.
The exact nature of the phenomenon that has not yet been established. Research will continue.
Three years ago, Arkhangelsk already met the red icicles. Then the reason for the unusual phenomenon was named the rust on metal roofs. And in 2008 in five districts Arkhangelsk region was yellow snow. Colored cyclone rainfall brought from the Mediterranean Sea, picked up the pieces of vegetation, dust and sand.