Calypsostranda (CALM P1)

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Created: 2014-03-03 14:50:13
Modified: 2014-03-03 14:55:01

Active: No
Country:Svalbard
Site:Svalbard
Responsible Countries: Poland,
Timezone:UTC/GMT +01:00 hours
Vegetation Type:Tundra
Responsible Person:Janina Repelewska-Pekala

Monitoring of permafrost active layer has been conducted in the Calypsostranda as part of a interdisciplinary scientific research  program , curried out by participants of the expeditions from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University  in Lublin. 

 

Permafrost present but thickness not known.

 

Year or 12 month interval for mean reported above beginning of August 2005

 

AIR TEMPERATURE AND SNOW COVER THICKNESS/DENSITY MEASUREMENTS AT THE BOREHOLE SITE (indicate frequency of observations):

Air temperature: Yes [X ] No [ ]    Snow thickness: Yes[ ] No[X ]   Density: Yes [ ] No[X ]

Summer series (JUL-AUG 1986-2002)

 

NAME AND LOCATION OF CLOSEST CLIMATE STATION

SVALBARD LUFTHAVN – LONGYEARBYEN: 78o15’N; 15o30’E; distance from borehole about 100 km

Depth:30 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Diameter:10 cm
Deepest Sensor:30 m
Drilling Method:Air, Hammer: Modular Drilling RIB “Voyager”
Date Drilled:01. Jan 2005
Type:boat, snowmobile and helicopter, no roads
Type:Natural: raised marine terrace 25 m a.s.l.
Aspect:57.6 °
Permafrost Zone:Continuous
Landform:Early Holocene rised marine terrace
Lithology:The bedrock of Calypsostranda is built of Palaeogene sandstones and mudstones with coal inserts with a thick series of Quaternary deposits (marine, glacial and fluvioglacial ) : boulder clay, sands with gravels , marine loams.
Morphology:Plain
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Bibliographic References
Repelewska-Pękalowa J., Gluza A.1988, Dynamics of permafrost active layer - Spitsbergen.V International Conference on Permafrost, Trondheim, Proceedings Vol. I, 448-453.
Gluza A., Repelewska-Pękalowa J., Dąbrowski K., 1988: Thermic of permafrost activelayer - Spitsbergen. V International Conference on Permafrost, Trondheim,Proceedings vol.1, 754-758.
Pękala K., Repelewska-Pękalowa J., 1990: Relief and stratigraphy of Quaternary deposits in theregion of Recherche Fiord and southern Bellsund (Western Spitsbergen).SpitsbergenGeographical Expeditions of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University. pp.9-20.
International Permafrost Association(1998) Circumpolar Active-Layer Permafrost System(CAPS) CD-ROM, version 1.0, Published by the National Snow and Ice Data Centre, BoulderColorado.
Repelewska-Pękalowa J., Pękala K., 2003: Spatial and temporal variation in active layerthickness. Proceedings of 8thConference ohn Permafrost, Zurich, 2:941-945.
Christiansen H.H,.Akerman J.H., Repelewska-Pękalowa J., 2003: Active layer dynamics inGreenland, Svalbard and Sweden. 8th International Conference on Permafrost, ExtendedAbstracts, Reporting Current Research and New Information, Zurich, pp. 19-20.

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Longitude:14.51361111 °
Latitude:77.55833333 °
Elevation:7.92338943 m
EPSG:4326
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