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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Monitoring of the Longyearelva catchment system and the influence of permafrost degradation in moraines through climate change, RiS ID 11641

Awarded: NOK 30,181

This project will continue the monitoring of hydrological processes and sediment transport in Longyearelva from 2020 by Martin Løvaas and expand to investigations further upstream towards the glaciers. Techniques including drone photography, sediment sampling, and river-gauging stations will be used. The aim is to find the input from glaciers and moraines into the river system and compare this with observations in the river. This will help understand the influence of permafrost degradation and glacier related processes on sediment erosion and transportation in Longyearelva.

Funding scheme:

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum