Glacier dynamics at Skalafellsjokull, Iceland

Jane Hart, Kirk Martinez
Glacier dynamics at Skalafellsjokull, Iceland
This is a Full Scientific Report resulting from NERC Geophysical Equipment Facility Loan 983, principal investigator Prof Jane Hart.


We have used the innovative wireless Glacsweb probes, dGPS and ground penetrating radar (GPR) to understand the glacier dynamics at Skalafellsjökull, Iceland. The aim of this is to understand how glaciers move and how they respond to climate change. The study was undertaken at Skalafellsjökull, Iceland (Figure 1). This is an outlet glacier of the Vatnajökull icecap resting on Upper Tertiary grey basalts with intercalated sediments (Jóhannesson and Sæmundsson, 1998). The dGPS have been located at the main study site since August 2012, the GPR study took place in the Eastern study area close to the Sultartungnajökull outlet in 2013.