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  • Rock glaciers: Hiorthfjellet

    The debris on the mountain slopes are subject to permafrost climate. Meltwater percolating in between the rocks will accordingly freeze at a certain depth and remain frozen for a long time, filling the cavities of the scree completely and thus decreasing the internal friction of the resulting rock-ice-body. The whole Read more [...]

  • Rock glaciers: Gruvefjellet

    The debris on the mountain slopes are subject to permafrost climate. Meltwater percolating in between the rocks will accordingly freeze at a certain depth and remain frozen for a long time, filling the cavities of the scree completely and thus decreasing the internal friction of the resulting rock-ice-body. The whole Read more [...]

  • Rock glaciers: Sarkofagen

    The debris on the mountain slopes are subject to permafrost climate. Meltwater percolating in between the rocks will accordingly freeze at a certain depth and remain frozen for a long time, filling the cavities of the scree completely and thus decreasing the internal friction of the resulting rock-ice-body. The whole Read more [...]

  • Rock glaciers: Sverdrupbyen

    The debris on the mountain slopes are subject to permafrost climate. Meltwater percolating in between the rocks will accordingly freeze at a certain depth and remain frozen for a long time, filling the cavities of the scree completely and thus decreasing the internal friction of the resulting rock-ice-body. The whole Read more [...]

  • Steep and active: slopes

    Together with rivers and glaciers, the slopes surrounding Longyearbyen are areas where many important landscape-shaping processes take place. The huge volumes of scree that cover the lower slopes are provided by frost shatter, that can attack porous sedimentary rocks quite efficiently. Water that penetrates into pores or other cavities will Read more [...]