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Natural and societal consequences of climate-forced changes of Jostedalsbreen Ice Cap

In the research project JOSTICE, lead by the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, we follow an interdisciplinary approach in order to assess the present and future changes in mass balance, runoff, ice volume and local climate of Jostedalsbreen, Europe’s largest icecap, and determine the societal impact of these changes on hydropower production, tourism and agriculture. The project is financed by the Norwegian Research Council and involves partners from several European research institutions and connects local partners from various sectors. The institute of Geography and Regional Sciences in Graz contributes to JOSTICE with high-resolution DEM acquisition with drones of areas difficult to cover with other remote sensing or in-situ methods and will quantify the surface conditions and changes over the project’s time-frame.



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