Untersuchung der Auftauschicht über Dauerfrost in Spitzbergen

Gerhard Stäblein
Along two profiles in W- and SE-Spitsbergen the development of the thawing layer was measured in correlation to frost patterns and environment conditions. The results were compared to the previous observations in Spitsbergen. The thawing depths at positions in low heights above sea level are not very different from each other, with values from about 30 to 80 centimeters in W- and SE-Spitsbergen. An oscillation of the thawing depth stronger than between the different regions,...