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Project ID: EVK2-CT-2000-00069
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Austria

New knowledge on the present regime and changes of European tidewater glaciers

Contemporary rates of ice loss processes in linear, areal, volumetric, and fluxometric terms were determined over Franz Josef Land, North Novaya Zemlya and South Spitsbergen for the last decade and for the past 50 years. Several new geographic objects (capes, bays, islands) were discovered in the study areas due to the glacier retreat. New tendencies in the behaviour of large tidewater glaciers caused by climate changes and environmental forcing were revealed.

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Institute of Digital Image Processing
Wastiangasse 6
A-8010 Graz
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