TIdewater Glacier Retreat Impact on Fjord circulation and ecosystems
The main objective is to assess what happens to fjord circulation and ecosystems when tidewater glaciers retreat to the point where they no longer terminate in water but on dry land. This will be done using an ocean circulation model and scenarios of glacier retreat. Modelling will be performed on the Kongsfjord system in north-western Svalbard. This project has been financed by the Research Council of Norway (program HAVKYST).