A glacier is a large, persistent body of land-based ice that forms over many years where the accumulation of snow is greater than its loss (ablation). The ice in a glacier flows very slowly downhill, wearing away the rock underneath. Antarctica has the greatest area of glaciers but there are also many glaciers in parts of the Arctic such as Greenland, Canada, the Russian Arctic islands, Alaska, Iceland and Svalbard. Arctic glaciers are very sensitive to changes in summer temperatures, and are used to monitor climatic changes.

  • > Arctic Station

    Field Sites

    STATION NAME AND OWNER Owner of the ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the

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  • > China Iceland Arctic Research Observatory

    Field Sites

    Station name and owner China Iceland ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic

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  • > AWIPEV Arctic Research Base

    Field Sites

    STATION NAME AND OWNER AWIPEV ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as

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  • > Netherlands’ Arctic Station

    Field Sites

    STATION NAME AND OWNER The Netherlands ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic

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  • > UK Arctic Research Station

    Field Sites

    STATION NAME AND OWNER The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK, has funded the NERC ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political,

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  • > CNR Arctic Station “Dirigibile Italia”

    Field Sites

    STATION NAME AND OWNER CNR ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as

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  • > Czech Arctic Research Station

    Field Sites

    STATION NAME AND OWNER The Czech ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic

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  • > Stories of Arctic Science

    Publications

    This book contains stories of cutting-edge ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic

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  • > Summer school at INTERACT partner TSU

    News

    5th International Summer School for Students and Young Scientists — 2018 Natural and human environment of ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical,

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  • > INTERACT Transnational Access Call is open

    News

    The call for Transnational and Remote Access is now open to 42 INTERACT stations across the ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical,

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  • > Tune in to the INTERACT Arctic Research Blogs

    News

    When things slow down during the summer holiday season, in arcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some

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  • > Accessing the Arctic

      What is “Transnational Access” within INTERACT? The INTERACT project under EU H2020 provides altogether 7800 person-days of Transnational Access (both physical and remote) in 2016-2020.

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  • > Arctic Awareness

    INTERACT aims to inform and interact with the public, stakeholders and primary, secondary and tertiary students. In particular, we will work with people living in

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  • > INTERACT Educational Resources

    INTERACT collaborates with Wicked Weather Watch to produce resources for teaching ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists

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  • > TA Ambassadors

    INTERACT TA Ambassadors are scientists who have conducted research at INTERACT stations with the support from Transnational Access. TA Ambassadors share knowledge –based on their

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  • > Hydrology

    Glossary

    The study of water in the environment, particularly its amount, movement and quality. It encompasses water in rivers, lakes, glaciers, soil and underground aquifers. The way

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  • > Ablation

    Glossary

    Encompasses all the ways in which ice mass is lost from the surface of a glacier or ice sheetA mass of glacial land ice extending more than 50,000

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  • > Mass balance

    Glossary

    The difference between the amount of ice a glacier gains in winter and the amount lost in summer. A glacierA glacier is a large, persistent body of

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  • > Accumulation

    Glossary

    Encompasses all the ways in which a body of ice (a glacierA glacier is a large, persistent body of land-based ice that forms over many

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  • > Meltwater

    Glossary

    The water released from melting snow or ice, such as in a glacierA glacier is a large, persistent body of land-based ice that forms over many years where

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  • > Crevasse

    Glossary

    A crack or fissure in a glacier or or ice sheetA mass of glacial land ice extending more than 50,000 square kilometers (20,000 square miles). The two

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