Southeastern Spitsbergen landscape-seascape and biodiversity dynamics
under current climate warming


Our publication related to the Project:

Ziaja W., Ostafin K., 2015, Landscape–seascape dynamics in the isthmus between Sørkapp Land and the rest of Spitsbergen: Will a new big Arctic island form? Ambio A Journal of the Human Environment, 44, 4: 332-342.

Ziaja W., Maciejowski W., Ostafin K., 2009, Coastal landscape dynamics in NE Sørkappland (SE Spitsbergen), 1900-2005. Ambio A Journal of the Human Environment, 38, 4: 201-208.

Krzewicka B., Maciejowski W., 2008, Lichen species from the northeastern shore of Sørkapp Land (Svalbard), Polar Biology, 31, s. 1319-1324


Maciejowski W., Michniewski A., 2007, Variations of weather on the East and West coasts of South Spitsbergen, Svalbard, Polish Polar Research 28, 2, 123-136


Ziaja W., Maciejowski W., Ostafin K., 2007, Northeastern Sørkappland landscape dynamics. Dynamika krajobrazu północno-wschodniego Sorkapplandu. (monografia dwujęzyczna) Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego. 64. [29] s.: il.ISBN 978-83-233-2317-4 Book review in Polar Record:


Ziaja, W. 2006. Life expansion in Sørkapp Land, Spitsbergen, under the current climate warming. Reviews in Environmental Science & Biotechnology 5: 187–191.


Ziaja, W., and K. Ostafin. 2005. Landscape dynamics in the land pass between Sørkapp Land and the rest of Spitsbergen. Polish Polar Studies, XXXI Sympozjum Polarne: 218–225 (in Polish, English Summary).






Birkenmajer K., Nagy J., Dallmann W.K., 1992, Geological Map, Svalbard, 1:100000, Markhambreen [in:] Norsk Polarinstitutt Temakart, 22.


Blaszczyk M., J.A. Jania, and J.O. Hagen. 2009. Tidewater glaciers of Svalbard: Recent changes and estimates of calving fluxes. Polish Polar Research 30(2): 85–142.


Blaszczyk M., J.A. Jania, and L. Kolondra. 2013. Fluctuations of tidewater glaciers in Hornsund Fjord (Southern Svalbard) since the beginning of the 20th century. Polish Polar Research 34(4): 327–352.


Chernouss S., Sandahl I., 2008, Comparison and significance of auroral studies during the Swedish and Russian bilateral expedition to Spitsbergen in 1899-1900, Annales Geophysicae, 1127-1140.


Dallmann W.K., Birkenmajer K., Hjelle A., Mørk A., Ohta Y., Salvigsen O., Winsnes T.S., 1993, Geological Map, Svalbard, 1:100,000, C13G, Sørkapp (text and map). Norsk Polarinstitutt Temakart, 17, 73 pp.


Drewry D.J., O. Liestøl, C.S. Neal, O. Orheim, and B. Wold 1980. Airborne radio echo sounding of glaciers in Svalbard. Polar Record 20: 261–275.


Hagen J.O., O. Liestøl, E. Roland, and T. Jørgensen. 1993. Glacier Atlas of Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norsk Polarinstitutt Meddelelser 129, 141 pp. +17 maps.


Heintz A. 1953. Some observations of the retreat of glaciers in Hornsund, V. Spitsbergen. Norsk Geologisk Tidsskrift 31: 7–36 (in Norwegian, English summary).


Lefauconnier B.,  Hagen J. O., 1991, Surging and calving glaciers in eastern Svalbard. Norsk Polarinstitutt Meddelelser, 116: 1-130.


Isachsen G., 1920, Norske fangstmænds og videnskapsmænds indsats i utforskningen av Spitsbergen-øgruppen i nyere tid. Naturen, 44: 68-85.


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Krawczyk A., 1999, The first Polish people on Spitsbergen. The centenary of the Swedish-Russian Arc-of-Meridian Expedition 1899-1901. Polish Polar Studies: 405-407.


Kruse F., 2013, Frozen assets: British mining exploration, and geopolitics on Spitsbergen, 1904-53 [S.l.]: [S.n.]


Macheret Y.Y., and A.B. Zhuravlev. 1985. Thickness, volume and structure of glaciers. In Glaciology of Spitsbergen, ed. V.M. Kotljakov, 7–34. Moscow: Nauka (in Russian, English Summary).


Nuth, C., J. Kohler, H.F. Aas, O. Brandt, and J.O. Hagen. 2007. Glacier geometry and elevation changes on Svalbard (1936–1990): A baseline dataset. Annals of Glaciology 46: 106–116.


Nuth, C., G. Moholdt, J. Kohler, J.O. Hagen, and A. Kääb. 2010. Svalbard glacier elevation changes and contribution to sea level rise. Journal of Geophysical Research 115, 16 pp. F01008.


Pälli, A., J.C. Moore, J. Jania, and P. Glowacki. 2003. Glacier changes in southern Spitsbergen, Svalbard, 1901–2000. Annals of Glaciology 37: 219–225.


Rosness G., 1993, Norsk Overvintringsfangst På Svalbard 1895-1940 Norsk Polarinstitutt Meddelelser, 127: 1-195.


Sharov, A.I. 2006a. Exegesis of interferometric and altimetric observations in South Spitsbergen. In The mass budget of Arctic Glaciers, ed. H. Oerlemans, 88–93. Utrecht: IASC, IMAU.


Sharov, A.I. 2006b. Hornbreen and Hambergbreen (South Spitsbergen) in XX–XXI centuries (map 1:50 000). Graz: Joanneum Research, Institute of Digital Image Processing.


Sharov, A.I. 2006c. Hornbreen—Hambergbreen ice bridge (South Spitsbergen) in 1936–1984–2004 (map 1:100 000). Graz: Joanneum Research, Institute of Digital Image Processing. 3


Sharov, A.I. 2006d. Glacier changes in Hornsundet (South Spitsbergen), 1936–2004 (map 1:100 000). Joanneum Research, Institute of Digital Image Processing.


Sharov, A.I., and S.A. Osokin. 2006. Controlled interferometric models of glacier changes in south Svalbard. In Proceedings of the Fringe 2005 Workshop, Frascati, 28 November–2 December 2005 (ESA SP—610), 8 pp.


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Winsnes T.S., Birkenmajer K., Dallmann W.K., Hjelle A., Salvigsen O., 1992, Geological Map, Svalbard, 1:100000, Sørkapp [in:] Norsk Polarinstitutt Temakart, 17.


Ziaja W., 1999, Rozwój geosystemu Sørkapplandu, Svalbard. Rozprawy Habilitacyjne UJ, 343, Wydawnictwo UJ, Kraków, 105 pp.


Ziaja, W. 2004. Spitsbergen landscape under 20th century climate change: Sørkapp Land. AMBIO 33: 295–299.


Ziaja, W, 2012, Current changes in the south Spitsbergen landscape: a comparison of the Sorkappland: Eastern and western coast. In Contemporary issues in Polish geography, ed. P. Churski, 83–93. Poznan: Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe.