Hydrological issues of the glacierized Waldemar River catchment

Updated 2012-08-28

Recently observed changes in glacierized areas significantly influences on water circulation features in those regions. Project assumes hydrological research in Waldemar River catchment as the example of the High-Arctic glacierized basin. Those investigations began in late 1970’s. From that date substantial changes in catchment characteristic are observed (e.g. decrease degree of glaciation). Glacier-fed river characteristics are well recognized all over the globe. But still there is a need to define how contemporary deglaciation processes affects the water circulation cycle. Basics hydrological features in Waldemar River Catchment are continuously investigated since 1995. In the close feature, a HIWRC programme will be expanded to include research of major glaciohydrological processes in catchment (e.g. internal glacial drainage and it contribution to total outflow). Study assume measurements in a few river points – both in close vicinity of glacier (with no other than glacial water source tributaries) and in lowest part of catchment (with periglacial tributaries).

Time frame

Project time span
1995 -
Data collection
1995 -
Data processing
1995 -
Data reporting
1995 -

Contact information

Contact person
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Ireneusz Sobota (irso@umk.pl) Marcin Nowak (m.nowak@doktorant.umk.pl)
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Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied

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)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Nicolaus Copernicus University (UNK)

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