Top 10 Downloads 2019

The following list represent the 10 most downloaded articles in 2019. All in all, Polar Research articles were downloaded 57,022 times in the last year.

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Article Title and Authors Downloads 

Arctic fox dispersal from Svalbard to Canada: one female’s long run across sea ice (Published: 24 June 2019)

by Eva Fuglei and Arnaud Tarroux


First evidence of a tetrapod footprint from the Triassic of northern Victoria Land, Antarctica (Published: 14 February 2019)

by Thomas Mörs, Grzegorz Niedźwiedzki, Laura Crispini, Andreas Läufer and Benjamin Bomfleur


Freshwater input to the Arctic fjord Hornsund (Svalbard) (Published: 16 April 2019)

by Małgorzata Błaszczyk, Dariusz Ignatiuk, Aleksander Uszczyk, Katarzyna Cielecka-Nowak, Mariusz Grabiec, Jacek A. Jania, Mateusz Moskalik and Waldemar Walczowski


A multi-year study of narwhal occurrence in the western Fram Strait—detected via passive acoustic monitoring (Published: 6 March 2019)

by Heidi Ahonen, Kathleen M. Stafford, Christian Lydersen, Laura de Steur and Kit M. Kovacs


Incomplete degradation of lichen usnic acid and atranorin in Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) (Published: 22 January 2019)

by Michał Hubert Węgrzyn, Paulina Wietrzyk-Pełka, Agnieszka Galanty, Beata Cykowska-Marzencka and Monica Alterskjær Sundset


Summer habitat selection by ringed seals (Pusa hispida) in the drifting sea ice of the northern Barents Sea (Published: 13 March 2019)

by Karen Lone, Charmain D. Hamilton, Jon Aars, Christian Lydersen and Kit M. Kovacs


Environmental monitoring and management proposals for the Fildes Region, King George Island, Antarctica (Published: 18 May 2012)

by Christina Braun, Osama Mustafa, Anja Nordt, Simone Pfeiffer and Hans-Ulrich Peter


The effectiveness of the Arctic Council (Published: 26 October 2012)

by Paula Kankaanpää and Oran R. Young


Groundwater discharge to the western Antarctic coastal ocean (Published: 4 April 2019)

by Kimberly A. Null, D. Reide Corbett, Jared Crenshaw, Richard N. Peterson, Leigha E. Peterson and W. Berry Lyons


Permafrost in Svalbard: a review of research history, climatic background and engineering challenges (Published: 12 January 2003)

by Ole Humlum, Arne Instanes and Johan Ludvig Sollid