Understanding Glacier-induced Wind-driven Circulation Patterns in Strynevatnet Fjord (Norway) and their Implications for Fjord-infill Patterns
J.E.A. Storms, M. Schoenmakers, L. Hansen, N. Waldmann and A. Beylich
Event name: Second Conference on Forward Modelling of Sedimentary Systems
Session: Carbonates, Sediment Distribution Patterns and Numerical Models
Publication date: 25 April 2016
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A numerical process model (Delft3D) was applied to evaluate the effects of palaeowind conditions on the Holocene fjord sediment infill dispersal pattern of Lake Strynevatnet, Norway. The sediment infill of Strynevatnet is affected the glaciation history if the nearby Jostedalsbreen ice cap. We found a potential effect of the induced (katabatic) wind climate on the current circulation pattern in the lake which mimics the observed sedimentation patterns. Simulating palaeo circulation pattens potentially allows to better asses the effects of subtle glaciation and climate variations on lake infill patterns.