Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
Data description paper
01 Sep 2023
Data description paper |  | 01 Sep 2023

Unlocking archival maps of the Hornsund fjord area for monitoring glaciers of the Sørkapp Land peninsula, Svalbard

Justyna Dudek and Michał Pętlicki

Data sets

Topography of the north-western Sørkapp Land (Svalbard) in the year 1961 Justyna Dudek and Michał Pętlicki

Short summary
In our research, we evaluate the potential of archival maps of Hornsund fjord area, southern Spitsbergen, published by the Polish Academy of Sciences for studying glacier changes. Our analysis concerning glaciers in the north-western part of the Sørkapp Land peninsula revealed that, in the period 1961–2010, a maximum lowering of their surface was about 100 m for the largest land-terminating glaciers and over 120 m for glaciers terminating in the ocean (above the line marking their 1984 extents).
Final-revised paper