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Bogerbreen Mass balance monitoring program

This is the glacier mass balance monitoring program for Bogerbreen.

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Project date

Starts
2016-01-01

Ends
2030-01-01

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Project type

  • field work
  • modelling
  • long-term monitoring
  • education and outreach

Discipline

  • atmosphere
  • cryosphere
  • social sciences
  • technology and engineering
  • other

Project Keywords

  • cryosphere / glaciers/ice sheets / ablation zones/accumulation zones
  • cryosphere / glaciers/ice sheets / glaciers
  • cryosphere / glaciers/ice sheets / glacier mass balance/ice sheet mass balance
  • cryosphere / glaciers/ice sheets / glacier topography/ice sheet topography
  • cryosphere / glaciers/ice sheets / glacier thickness/ice sheet thickness
  • human dimensions / environmental impacts / environmental assessments
  • spectral/engineering / radar / radar imagery
  • spectral/engineering / sensor characteristics / thermal properties
  • terrestrial hydrosphere / glaciers/ice sheets / glacier mass balance/ice sheet mass balance
  • human dimensions / environmental governance/management / water management

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Summary

Bogerbreen is the only glacier supplying meltwater to Isdammen, which is a drinking water reservoir for neighbouring Longyearbyen. The monitoring is maintained by MSc and BSc students of Arctic Geology at UNIS, under the direction of dr Aga Nowak.

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