Advances in Meteorology

Svalbard Meteorology


Publishing date
01 Jun 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
02 Dec 2011

Lead Editor

1Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Thormohlensgt 47, 5006 Bergen, Norway

2Department of Climatology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, 87-100 Torun, Poland

3Obukhov Institute for Atmospheric Physics, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow 119017, Russia

4Istituto di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima (ISAC), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Via Fosso del Cavaliere, 100, 00133 Roma, Italy

5The University Center in Svalbard, 9171 Longyearbyen, Norway


Svalbard Meteorology

Description

The Svalbard (Spitsbergen) archipelago is one of the most remote places on the Earth with unique climate shaped by continuous fight between open water of the North Atlantic Ocean and Arctic sea ice just one thousand kilometers from the North Pole. This inhospitable land and waters witness tremendous climate change and, therefore, attract considerable attention of the international research community. In recent decades, more and more research activities are conducted on Svalbard. Among them is the international research station situated at Ny-Ålesund (78°55' N, 11°56' E). The station is operated by about 150 Norwegian, German, Japanese, Italian, French, and the UK researchers and open for researchers of other nations. This station is included into the International Arctic System for Observing the Atmosphere (http://iasoa.org/). The University Center in Svalbard (UNIS) is the world's northernmost institution for higher education and research, which is located at Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, at 78°N. The research on Svalbard is complemented by a number of expeditions on ships and ice camps, which help create a broader outlook at this key region. After the International Polar Year, there has been a critical amount of high-quality research, new data, and analysis in meteorology which are important to open to the international research community. These developments have motivated this call for papers to a special issue of Advances in Meteorology journal devoted to the Svalbard meteorology. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • History of polar meteorology and climate research including the presentation of historical data sets and the historical changes of the Svalbard surface morphology
  • Meteorological observations, field campaigns and instruments, satellite products, and paleoclimate proxy data including their processing into climate-quality data records
  • Theory and modeling of polar meteorology, polar, katabatic flow, clouds, fog and haze, and precipitation and radiation processes
  • Polar air quality and aerosol transport including changes in the chemical composition of the atmosphere
  • Planetary boundary layer meteorology and air-sea-ice interaction in high latitudes including ice physics and dynamics

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/amet/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 818473
  • - Editorial

Svalbard Meteorology

Igor Esau | Stefania Argentini | ... | Anna Sjöblom
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 201818
  • - Research Article

Tracing Atlantic Water Signature in the Arctic Sea Ice Cover East of Svalbard

Vladimir V. Ivanov | Vladimir A. Alexeev | ... | Alexander Smirnov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 321649
  • - Research Article

Applying a Mesoscale Atmospheric Model to Svalbard Glaciers

Björn Claremar | Friedrich Obleitner | ... | Anna Rutgersson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 568454
  • - Research Article

Wind Climate in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, and Attribution of Leading Wind Driving Mechanisms through Turbulence-Resolving Simulations

Igor Esau | Irina Repina
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 851927
  • - Research Article

Estimate of the Arctic Convective Boundary Layer Height from Lidar Observations: A Case Study

L. Di Liberto | F. Angelini | ... | M. Snels
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 259316
  • - Research Article

Distribution, Composition, and Vertical Fluxes of Particulate Matter in Bays of Novaya Zemlya Archipelago, Vaigach Island at the End of Summer

N. V. Politova | V. P. Shevchenko | V. V. Zernova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 542093
  • - Research Article

Climatology of Total Cloudiness in the Arctic: An Intercomparison of Observations and Reanalyses

Alexander Chernokulsky | Igor I. Mokhov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 543146
  • - Research Article

Solar Activity and Svalbard Temperatures

Jan-Erik Solheim | Kjell Stordahl | Ole Humlum
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 573269
  • - Research Article

Short-Period Internal Waves under an Ice Cover in Van Mijen Fjord, Svalbard

E. G. Morozov | S. V. Muzylev | ... | A. V. Marchenko
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 893790
  • - Research Article

Temperature and Precipitation Development at Svalbard 1900–2100

Eirik J. Førland | Rasmus Benestad | ... | Torill Engen Skaugen
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