Essays about: "glaciers"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 66 essays containing the word glaciers.

  1. 1. Mass Balance of the High-Arctic Glacier Nordenskiöldbreen, Svalbard, in a Changing Climate

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Luft-, vatten och landskapslära

    Author : Maja Gustavsson; [2019]
    Keywords : Mass balance; glacier; Nordenskiöldbreen; climate change; Massbalans; glaciär; Nordenskiöldbreen; klimatförändringar;

    Abstract : Melting glaciers are the major contributor to sea level rise. Glaciers are sensitive indicators of climate change and current experience strong developments in a rapidly warming Arctic environment. READ MORE

  2. 2. Assessing evolution of ice caps in Suðurland, Iceland, in years 1986 - 2014, using multispectral satellite imagery

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Alicja Miodonska; [2019]
    Keywords : remote sensing; multispectral satellite imagery; Landsat; Iceland; glaciers; ice caps; Geography; GIS; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : The study focuses on the application of multispectral satellite imageries in glaciological studies. It aims to assess how the Icelandic glaciers have evolved over the last decades (from the 1980s to 2014). The study area covers Mýrdalsjökull and Eyjafjallajökull ice caps located in Suðurland, Iceland. READ MORE

  3. 3. Processes of lateral moraine formation at a debris-covered glacier, Suldenferner (Vedretta di Solda), Italy

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Geologiska institutionen

    Author : Monika Rabanser; [2019]
    Keywords : Lateral moraines; Moraine genesis; Moraine stability; Debris-covered glaciers; Clast shape; Alps; Sedimentology; Glacier fluctuations; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Lateral moraines are key features of glacial landscapes in high-alpine mountain areas. Research on lateral moraine formation is mostly limited to clean-ice glaciers; lateral moraine formation at the margins of debris-covered glaciers is currently poorly understood in an Alpine and sedimentological context. READ MORE

  4. 4. Isolation and genomic characterization of three PHA degrading bacteria from the marine environment

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Bioteknik (master); Lunds universitet/Bioteknik (CI)

    Author : Giulia Elli; [2019]
    Keywords : PHA; degradation of PHA; marine bacteria; sulphate reducing bacteria; SRB; SRM; biotechnology; bioteknik; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : The broader goal of this project was to investigate what kind of effects the accumulation of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) in the marine environment might have on the microbial world. Bacteria were isolated from biofilms fouling PHA pellets placed in the sediment-water interface; the goal was to isolate PHA degraders that were also sulphate reducers. READ MORE

  5. 5. Climate Change and Precipitation Variability Influence on the Greenland Ice Sheet

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Fysiska institutionen; Lunds universitet/Förbränningsfysik

    Author : Jennie Olsson; [2018]
    Keywords : Physics; Ice Sheet; Surface Mass Balance; SMB; Representative Concentration Pathways; RCP; Climate Change; Greenland; Precipitation; Precipitation Variability; Glaciers; Glacier; Meteorology; Greenhouse Effect; Greenhouse Gas; Future Climate; Climate; Physics and Astronomy;

    Abstract : Climate changes have a large impact on precipitation patterns and precipitation variability change. With this in mind, precipitation over Greenland is studied. This is done for present day precipitation model data from 1991-2010 compared to future model simulations of precipitation for 2081-2100. READ MORE