Norway's decreasing glaciers
There are many glaciers in the Norwegian landscape. They are at risk of decline drastically and perhaps disappearing due to a warmer climate. Especially exposed are the glaciers in Northern Norway and the smallest glaciers. Interview with Solveig Havstad Winsvold in the newspaper Morgenbladet in the column 'The doctor answers' in June.
The Langfjordjøkulen in Finnmark has decreased in the recent years. This picture is taken July 16, 2016 where you see the front of the glacier at the end of the valley. The ice tongue has retreated throughout the valley during about a 100 years period. Photo: Jonas Paulsen
Winsvold had her dissertation on June 7th 2017 at the Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, on the theme: Mapping glaciers using time series of remote sensing data.
In her PhD project Winsvold studied changes of the glaciers in Norway's during the nineties and early 2000s by using images taken by satellites. The analyzes show that the glaciers are decreasing.
In media (In Norwegian):
Vi har mistet 11 kvadratkilometer isbre årlig, titan.uio.no, 18.9.2017
Bry deg om breen, Skynd deg, snart er den lille isbreflekken bak hytta helt borte. Morgenbladet, 18.6.2017
Solveig tok doktorgraden på isbreer, Halden Arbeiderblad, 8.6.2017
Doctoral thesis/DuO/Research Archive/University of Oslo:
This doctoral thesis can be read online from the University of Oslo Library, UiO:
- Winsvold, S.H. (2017). Mapping glaciers using time-series of remote sensing data, DuO/Research Archive