Debris mobilisation and transfer within periglacial catchments, Abisko mountains, Sweden

Updated 2003-04-24

The purpose of the project is to study the geomorphological processes that accomplish sediment transfers in mountain catchments in the Abisko area. Using both field data and remote sensing methods, an attempt will be made to model the processes and the resulting effects on landforms within a GIS. Methods of estimating process frequency or rate, e.g. by lichenometry, will be used. Main field site is the Nissunvagge valley, previously studied in the 1980´s (Nyberg 1985). The results will be evaluated from a climate change perspective.

Time frame

Project time span
2002 - 2004
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Rolf Nyberg
Dept. of earth science and geography div. of environmental sciences Karlstad University S-651 88 Karlstad

Parameters and Media

Not specified


Regions studied
Abisko Scientific Research Station

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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