Water Resources

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 196–203 | Cite as

Secular trends in variations of Spitsbergen ice resources

  • V. M. Fedorov
  • B. R. Mavlyudov
  • L. M. Savatyugin
Water Resourсes and the Regime of Water Bodies


A relationship is established between many-year variations of the total budget of Spitsbergen glacier mass and variations of the solar radiation reaching the upper atmospheric boundary in the Northern Hemisphere per year. A regression equation was used to evaluate the total mass budget of glaciers Austre Broggebreen and Midre Lovenbreen over period from 1850 to 2050. The trend in the decrease of ice resources in Spitsbergen is show to be related with an increase in the internlatitudinal heat exchange and the greenhouse effect because of the accumulation of heat from incoming solar radiation.


ice resources total ice mass budget global water exchange secular trends decrease in ice resources 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Fedorov
    • 1
  • B. R. Mavlyudov
    • 2
  • L. M. Savatyugin
    • 3
  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of GeographyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Arctic and Antarctic Research InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia

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