Suspended and solute transport in a small glaciated catchment, Bertram River, Central Spitsbergen, in 2005-2006

Environmental fluxes in polar regions under changing climate. Special issue

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

Inst. of Paleogeography and Geoecology, Fac. of Geosciences, Adam Mickiewicz Univ., Poznań, Pologne
Dep. of Geography, Univ., Durham, Royaume-Uni
Quaternary Geology and Climate Group, Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Trondheim, Norvege
Dep. of Geography, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norvege
Geochemical Processes and Environment Group, Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Trondheim, Norvege

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This paper presents data on hydrochemistry and suspended sediment dynamics from a small glaciated catchment in Svalbard. Bertram River is distinguished by a system of waterfalls which divides the catchment in 2 parts : an upper glaciated part located on mountainous plateau, and a lower part where an abraided plain has been formed within the bottom of the Ebba River valley. On the basis of observations it is concluded that a particular role in the conditioning of glaciofluvial transport was played by an extreme weather event in the form of föhn-type wind, observed in the decline of ablation season and also by waterfalls which diversified the fluvial activity.

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Article de monographie

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Norsk geografisk tidsskrift, issn : 0029-1951, 2009, vol. 63, n°. 2, p. 98-106, nombre de pages : 9, Références bibliographiques : 28 ref.

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Pays édition : Norvege, Oslo, Norske geografiske selskab ; Universitetsforlaget

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