7 July 2008
UNIS master student Ragnhild Lundmark Daae has investigated the internal Kelvin waves in Kongsfjorden. The data shows that the topography of the fjord modifies the internal Kelvin waves, something which has not been studied in connection with Kelvin waves in Kongsfjorden before.
23 June 2016
In April UNIS glaciologist Monica Sund discovered crevasses in the Comfortlessbreen. This can be the beginning of a surge, and Sund will now monitor the changes in the glacier to obtain more knowledge of the surge dynamics that we still know very little about.
20 February 2008
The opening of UNIS’ brand new aurora observatory was celebrated over two days in Longyearbyen. On Monday afternoon the Minister of Research and Higher Education officially opened the Kjell Henriksen Observatory, in minus 35 degrees Celsius up on Breinosa.
5 February 2008
Research done by PhD candidate Malin Daase indicate that a warmer Arctic ocean will result in changes in the zooplankton populations, which will affect fish, bird and mammals that prey on these populations. Daase will defend her PhD thesis on 6 February 2008 at UNIS.