Climate Change Response of Franz Josef Glacier - Research - Geography - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Climate Change Response of Franz Josef Glacier

FranzThe aim of this research is to establish the nature of process-response linkages between climate and glacier behaviour at the Franz Josef Glacier, and to use knowledge of those linkages to model the response of the glacier to climate change. The project includes the establishment phase of a sustainable programme of long-term monitoring of mass balance at the Franz Josef Glacier. Data collected include climate (temperature, precipitation), glacier dynamics (velocity, ice thickness, ice surface slope) and mass balance (ablation, accumulation) parameters as well as regular monitoring of glacier terminus position using GPS.

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