Hydrology and water currents in the inner part of Kongsfjord in front of Kongsbreen Glacier

Updated 2003-07-04

The aim of this project is to study the physical oceanography of the sea in the area where Kongsbreen glacier get in touch with the sea in the inner part of Kongsfjord. In particular the project aims:  to characterise temperature and salinity of water masses in the inner part of Kongsfjord close to Kongsbreen Glacier  to characterise major fresh water outflow from Kongsbreen glaciers to the sea in the inner part of the fiord  to collect time series if seawater currents in-out from the inner part, temperature and salinity patterns for one year from summer 2001 to summer 2002.  to collect a one year time series of sea level changes by an automatic self recording depth gauges deployed close to the base.

Time frame

Project time span
2000 - 2005
Data collection
2000 - 2005
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Roberto MELONI
Istituto di Scienze del Mare sezione territoriale Pozzuoli di Lerici (ISMAR) CNR Forte S.Teresa I 19036 Pozzuolo di Lerici (La Spezia)
+39 187 978314
+39 187 970585

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
Climate change effects
Climate change effects
Climate change effects

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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