Optical properties, structure, and thickness of sea ice in Kongsfjorden

Updated 2003-01-30

Study of the energy exchange between atmosphere, sea ice and ocean during freezing and melting conditions; within that, measurements of solar radiation (visible and UV) and optical properties, snow and sea ice characteristics, vertical heat and salt fluxes, oceanographic parameters.

Comments and additional information:

This project is part of a NFR (Research Council of Norway) funded project "Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean Interaction Study" Acronym "AIO" (PI: Peter Haugan, Univ. Bergen) and the connected Norwegian-American Collaboration "Joint US/Norwegian Studies of Ice/Ocean Interaction in Frozen Fjords" See also list of collaborating institutions below.

Time frame

Project time span
2002 - 2005
Data collection
2002 -
Data processing
2002 -
Data reporting
2002 -

Contact information

Contact person
Sebastian Gerland
Norwegian Polar Institute Polar Environmental Centre NO-9296 Tromsø Norway
+47 77 75 05 00
+47 77 75 05 01
Other project contacts
Jan-Gunnar Winther (Norwegian Polar Institute, Polar Environmental Centre, NO-9296 Tromsø, Norway)

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
UV effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Seawater/suspended particulate matter


Regions studied
UV effects
UV effects
Other areas
Kongsfjorden; Van Mijenfjorden

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

Miles McPhee, McPhee Research Company, USA James Morison, John Wettlaufer, both at University of Washington, Seattle, USA Peter Haugan, University of Bergen, Norway Frank Nielsen, UNIS, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway Kåre Edvardsen, NILU, Tromsø, Norway Børge Hamre, University of Bergen, Norway

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

Research Council of Norway (NFR)

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