• Acronyme :
    C3 (C au cube)
  • Référence :
  • Domaine de recherche :
    Sciences de la Terre et de l'Univers
  • Région :
  • Responsable du projet :
    Mercier Denis

Coasts under Climate Change in Kongsfjorden

Few work has been done on the coastal environments of High Arctic archipelagos such as Svalbard, Franz Joseph Land, Canadian Arctic Archipelago or Greenland. Thus Svalbard provides a perfect location to quantify how High Arctic coasts are responding to climate warming and the associated paraglacial landscape transformation. The Kongsfjorden is characterised by different coastal systems such as active and non active cliffs, low lying coastal zones, and newly exposed lateral till deposit. This complex coast gives the opportunity to study several behaviours described in literature, in a limited area, submitted to some defined parameters, such as swell, sea ice, tide, storms.