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In HyCAMP we address the impact of Short Lived Climate Forcers (SLCF) on cryospheric and hydrologic systems in the Himalayas, India, and Norway. The research is done in cooperation with The Department of Science and Technology, India.
Stability and Variations of Arctic Land Ice (NCoE - SVALI) is a Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE), which aims to improve our understanding of stability, variations and dynamics of the cryosphere. The centre was appointed in June 2010 by Nordforsk under Top-level research. Department of Geosciences, participate with research projects and in the management of the centre, which is a collaboration between 18 research institutions from all the Nordic countries.
The Cryosphere includes all frozen water on the Earth's surface, all areas where snow, ice and permafrost affect the landscape and processes occurring there. We find a big amount of water tied up in glaciers and icecaps in Arctic and Antarctic, but also in permafrost and smaller glaciers worldwide.
Climatic change is of incredible importance in the polar regions as ice-sheets and glaciers respond strongly to change in average temperature. The analysis of seismic signals emitted by glaciers (icequakes) is thus gaining importance as a tool for monitoring glacier activity. In the SEISMOGLAC project the glacier activity in Svalbard is investigated.
The Perma-Nordnet research network aims to take on an important role in permafrost research, addressing the relation between thermal, bio-geochemical and hydrological processes. The task of the network is to initiate and catalyse such efforts, as well as to build, carry forward and tighten existing co-operations between the network members.
The main objective of TSP NORWAY is to measure and model the permafrost distribution in Norway and Svalbard, including its thermal state, thickness and influence on periglacial landscape-forming processes.