Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1769–1781, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1769-2018
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1769–1781, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1769-2018

  04 Oct 2018

04 Oct 2018

Subglacial topography, ice thickness, and bathymetry of Kongsfjorden, northwestern Svalbard

Katrin Lindbäck et al.

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Tidewater glaciers terminate directly into the sea and the glacier fronts are important feeding areas for birds and marine mammals. Svalbard tidewater glaciers are retreating, which will affect fjord circulation and ecosystems when glacier fronts end on land. In this paper, we present digital maps of ice thickness and topography under five tidewater glaciers in Kongsfjorden, northwestern Svalbard, which will be useful in studies of future glacier changes in the area.