In order to improve our understanding of the relation between meltwater input and sliding velocities we measure seasonal and inter-annual fluctuations of ice velocities on five Svalbard glaciers. These glaciers are: Nordenskiöldbreen,data available April 2006 - April 2011. Kronebreen, data available September 2008 - March 2011. Vestfonna, data available May 2008 - May 2010. Duvebreen, Austfonna, data available May 2008 - May 2011. Basin no3, Austfonna, data available May 2008 - May 2011. On each glacier 5 to 10 receivers are placed on a central flowline ranging from close to the front to above the equilibriumline altitude.
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M.A.G. Den Ouden, C.H. Reijmer, V. Pohjola, R.S.W. van de Wal, J. Oerlemans, W. Boot (2010), Stand-alone single-frequency GPS ice velocity observations on Nordenskiöldbreen, Svalbard, The Cryosphere, 4, 593-604
R.S.W. Van de Wal, W. Boot, M.R. van den Broeke, C.J.P.P Smeets, C.H. Reijmer, J.J.A Donker, J. Oerlemans (2008), Large and rapid velocity changes in the ablation zone of the Greenland ice sheet, Science, 321, 111-113