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dc.contributor.authorCogbill, Rhiannon
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-31T15:12:35Z
dc.date.available2017-03-31T15:12:35Z
dc.date.issued2015-09-29
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/263407
dc.description.abstractSpitsbergen, Svalbard, is covered by approximately 22,000 km2 of glaciers, which are particularly sensitive to the enhanced global warming expected over the region (Nuth et al., 2010; Miao et al., 2014). Loss of these glaciers has global, regional and local implications. The study transiently models the 2006-2100 climatic mass balance of glaciers in Northwest Spitsbergen for different socio-economic scenarios using a low-complexity, tractable approach. Glaciated Northwest Spitsbergen is projected to experience 31.3 ? 17.3% volume loss (1.11 ? 0.61 mm of sea level rise) from 2006-2100. The model represents the future patterns well but constantly underestimates volume loss. Overall the study emphasises the uncertain future for glaciated Northwest Spitsbergen, and the place for low-complexity modelling in current research.
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dc.titleModelling the future mass balance of glaciated Northwest Spitsbergen, Svalbard for a range of socio-economic trajectories
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cambridge
dc.publisher.departmentScott Polar Research Institute
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.8749
cam.supervisorWillis, Ian


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