Sweden glacier measurements

Updated 2012-07-19

Mass balance measurements started at Storglaciären in the Kebnekaise massif in 1946 (Table 5, #2.1). At present, the measurements comprise a mass balance of 5 glaciers in the area. In calculating one year’s mass balance, measurements are taken twice per year (in winter and summer) and mass balances are calculated annually by the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology at Stockholm University (SU-INK). Measurement of glacier fronts is a simpler alternative to mass balance calculations that could be used as an index for mass balance. Stockholm University (SU-INK) performs such front measurements at 18 glaciers every second year (Table 5, #2.2).

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1946 -
Data collection
1946 -
Data processing
1946 -
Data reporting
1946 -

Contact information

Contact person
- -
Address
Gunhild 'Ninis' Rosqvist
Email
es.us.oegtan@tsivqsoR.dlihnuG

Parameters and Media

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

Geography

Regions studied
Sweden
Stations or areas where observations are made

Tarfala

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

precipitation, wind, temperature, mass balance, terminus mapping

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
Other institutes involved in the project

Stockholm University (SU)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

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