S25

Snow-melt driven erosion and sediment pathways in Polar regions
Convener: Sergey Chalov | Co-Convener: Vsevolod Moreydo

Snow and ice melt in Polar regions are associated with dramatic changes in the hydrological regime and significantly enhance erosional processes. Such changes are the most important driver of the hydrological cycle of Polar rivers and dominate the fluxes of dissolved and particulate substances from land to the Arctic Ocean. This session aims to present studies which are devoted to mass transport phenomena in Polar regions that are associated with snow and ice melt such as continental erosion, sediment transport and water quality issues within the freshet period. The session will also include organic matter delivery to rivers due to permafrost thaw.