Natural Environment Monitoring 2007, No 8, 29-39
POLARNY MONITORING HYDROLOGICZNY – METHODICAL PROPOSITION
The paper presents a suggested set of standardized methods of hydrological monitoring for glaciated and non-glaciated catchments in the polar areas of the northern and southern hemispheres. Standardization of methods employed in national and international research projects is intended to ensure a better understanding of geomorphic processes within polar catchments and to provide a basis for comparative studies. The recommended methods were used successfully on Spitsbergen during the 2005-2007 re search campaigns and on King George Island during FLUX, SEDIBUD and ITEX projects as well as in the the summer of 2007. They are compatible with the ac- integrated monitoring of the natural environment (IM, cepted monitoring methods employed in the SEDI- ZMOEP).