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Contemporary sedimentation in the forefield of Hornbreen, Hornsund

Monika W. Staszek
  • Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Seismology, Ksiecia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warszawa, Poland
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/ Mateusz J. Moskalik
  • Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Polar and Marine Research, Centre for Polar Studies KNOW (Leading National Research Centre) Ksiecia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warszawa, Polan
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Published Online: 2015-10-19 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/geo-2015-0042


The paper presents a model of contemporary sedimentation in the forefield of Hornbreen, tidewater glacier in Brepollen. The model is based on the results of grain-size analyses of bottom sediments and the information about dominant sedimentary processes in glaciated fjords. It is concluded that apart from the tidewater glacier which is the main source of sediment in this area, the material is transported also from the shores. Subsequently, the material is redeposited by iceberg-caused reworking, slides and gravity flows. Strong decreasing trend of particles’ diameters with increasing distance from the ice cliff is observed.

Keywords: Brepollen, Hornbreen; glaciomarine sediments; grain-size analysis; sedimentary processes


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About the article

Received: 2014-08-14

Accepted: 2014-12-11

Published Online: 2015-10-19

Citation Information: Open Geosciences, Volume 7, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2391-5447, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/geo-2015-0042.

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