Category: Arctic Geology

HoME ICE – Holocene Marine Extreme events in Isfjorden Coastal Environments

Can the famous Storegga Tsunami, that occured around 8.1 cal ka BP, be identified for the first time in Svalbard in the raised marine sediments and geomorphology of Isfjorden?
If so, how extensive was the tsunami here, what role did sea ice play and what marine and climate conditions persisted at the time?
What implications does this have for the future submarine landslide tsunami risk in Svalbard?… Read more →