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Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 203–207 | Cite as

Supercooled water near the Glacier front in Spitsbergen

  • E. G. MorozovEmail author
  • A. V. Marchenko
  • Yu. V. Fomin
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Abstract

Measurements of temperature and salinity were performed in the immediate vicinity of Paula Glacier in the Rinders Fjord (Spitsbergen) in March 2013. At a distance of 15 m from the glacier, we found water with significantly smaller salinity than the surrounding waters. The water temperature appeared 0.35°C lower than the freezing temperature. This phenomenon is related to the fact that fresh water flows from the glacier to the sea. The freshwater flowing from the glacier appears in the seawater environment with lower temperature and higher salinity and becomes supercooled while ascending to the surface

Keywords

supercooling glacier front polythermal glacier Spitsbergen water mixing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. G. Morozov
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. V. Marchenko
    • 2
    • 3
  • Yu. V. Fomin
    • 4
  1. 1.Shirshov Institute of OceanologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.The University Center in Svalbard, LongyearbyenLongyearbyen, SpitsbergenNorway
  3. 3.Zubov State Oceanographic InstituteMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Moscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyDolgoprudnyiRussia

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