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Netherlands Polar Data Center

Dataset - Seasonal and Inter-annual Fluctuations of Ice Velocities on Five Svalbard Glaciers

Tijm-Reijmer, C.H. (2010). Seasonal and Inter-annual Fluctuations of Ice Velocities on Five Svalbard Glaciers. (v2) Utrecht, the Netherlands. Published by IMAU, Utrecht University. https://npdc.nl/c0158fbb-f642-5978-bd03-0fe233ddf4f9
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Summary

In order to improve our understanding of the relation between meltwater input and sliding velocities we measure seasonal and inter-annual fluctuations of ice velocities on five Svalbard glaciers. These glaciers are:
Nordenskiöldbreen,data available April 2006 - April 2011.
Kronebreen, data available September 2008 - March 2011.
Vestfonna, data available May 2008 - May 2010.
Duvebreen, Austfonna, data available May 2008 - May 2011.
Basin no3, Austfonna, data available May 2008 - May 2011.
On each glacier 5 to 10 receivers are placed on a central flowline ranging from close to the front to above the equilibriumline altitude.


Purpose



Temporal coverage

Period

1 April 2006 to 1 April 2011


PlatformIn Situ Land-based Platforms > Ground Stations
InstrumentEarth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/navigation > Gps > Gps Receivers
PlatformIn Situ Land-based Platforms > Ground-based Observations
InstrumentEarth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/navigation > Gps > Gps Receivers

Data resolution

Latitude resolution

0.0001 degrees

Longitude resolution

0.0001 degrees

Horizontal resolution range

1 Meter - < 30 Meters

Temporal resolution

1 - 3 hr

Temporal resolution range

Hourly - < Daily


Originating center

Utrecht University, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU)

Participants

NameOrganizationRole

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Dataset progress

in work

Data quality

Quality of the data set is generally good, but depends on GPS receiver.

Access constraints

No constraints

Use constraints

Contact the author / data center to request data


Projects

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Publications

den Ouden, M.A.G., Tijm-Reijmer, C.H., et al., 2011. Stand-alone single-frequency GPS ice velocity observations on Nordenskiöldbreen, Svalbard. The Cryosphere 4 (4), 593-604

van de Wal, R.S.W., Boot, W., et al., 2008. Large and rapid melt-induced velocity changes in the ablation zone of the Greenland Ice Sheet. science 321 (5885), 111-113

Links

Project homepage
Information about the project

IMAU
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