Seasonal and Inter-annual Fluctuations of Ice Velocities on Five Svalbard GlaciersEntry ID: Flow_Arctic_Glaciers_Tijm-Reijmer_IPY37_NL
Abstract: 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.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. C.H. Tijm-Reijmer
Dataset Title: Meltwater and flow of Arctic glaciers
Dataset Release Place: Utrecht, the Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: IMAU, Utrecht University
Start Date: 2006-04-01Stop Date: 2011-04-01
Latitude Resolution: 0.0001 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.0001 degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Vertical Resolution: N/a
Temporal Resolution: 1 - 3 hr
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
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
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: email or ftp
Distribution Size: variable
Distribution Format: txt
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +31 30 2533167
Fax: +31 30 2543163
Email: C.H.Tijm-Reijmer at uu.nl
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU) Utrecht University P.O. Box 80005
Postal Code: 3508 TA
Country: The Netherlands
M.A.G. Den Ouden, C.H. Reijmer, V. Pohjola, R.S.W. van de Wal, J. Oerlemans, W. Boot (2010), Stand-alone single-frequency GPS ice velocity observations on Nordenskiöldbreen, Svalbard, The Cryosphere, 4, 593-604
R.S.W. Van de Wal, W. Boot, M.R. van den Broeke, C.J.P.P Smeets, C.H. Reijmer, J.J.A Donker, J. Oerlemans (2008), Large and rapid velocity changes in the ablation zone of the Greenland ice sheet, Science, 321, 111-113
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-02-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-01-05