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Oceanographic drivers of the heat exchange at the front of Store Glacier

Period: August 2019 till November 2020
Status: Completed

Institutes (3)  Top 
  • Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), more
  • Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ), more
  • Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar- and Marine Research (AWI), more

Glacial ocean interaction has been identified as an important driver in the hydrography and hydrodynamics of glacial fjords. This project studies a fjord with a large tidewater glacier with relatively simple topography. The glacier is characterized by a limited ice melange and therefore moorings can be placed close (less than 10 km) to the glacier terminus. Seasonal data from this location is unique and will further the insights in how oceans are impacting glaciers in West-Greenland.

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