Glacimarine sedimentation processes at Kronebreen and Kongsvegen , Svalbard

  title={Glacimarine sedimentation processes at Kronebreen and Kongsvegen , Svalbard},
  author={Laura Kehrl and Robert L. Hawley and Ross D. Powell and Julie Brigham-Grette},
Tidewater glaciers deposit sediment at their terminus, thereby reducing the relative water depth. Reduced water depth can lead to increased glacier stability through decreased rates of iceberg calving, glacier thinning and submarine melting. Here we investigate sedimentation processes at the termini of Kronebreen and Kongsvegen, Svalbard. We mapped the fjord floor bathymetry in August 2009 and calculate sedimentation rates based on our bathymetry and that from a similar study in 2005. A… CONTINUE READING
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