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The Iceland Glaciological Society (JÖRFÍ). Founded by scientists and explorers in 1950 with the aim to promote glaciological research and travels.
We just launched an English version of our glacier map site https://icelandicglaciers.is
For all you #gischat and #glacier people, let’s run through the main features and my favorites
Glacier surface topography is most visible during low solar angle acquisitions from satellites. Yesterday’s #sentinel2 image shows all three main calderas in Vatnajökull glacier very well, including all the associated cauldrons.
Afkomumælingar í Tindfjöllum og á Eyjafjallajökli, vor og haust 2022 https://youtu.be/GWyjVpse28w via @YouTube
Mass balance in Tindfjöll and Eyjafjallajökull from 2022 supported by @66north, a short video summarising the efforts!
In collaboration with @Haskoli_Islands and @Vedurstofan we measure the melting and or increase in ice of the Icelandic glaciers every year. Our Project Manager Andri Gunnarsson, with Development of Hydropower shared these beautiful pictures with us from this fall.
Kverkfjöll at Vatnajökull. One of the @jorfi_iceland huts in Vatnajökull. @ErinSpaceCase your home away from home slowly transforming into Winter.
New article in Jökull Journal: "Volcanic tremor associated with the Surtsey eruption of 1963–1967" by @sarasayadi2 et al. → https://jokull.jorfi.is/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/jokull72p21-34.pdf
New article in Jökull Journal: "Continuous monitoring of ice dynamics in Iceland with Sentinel-1 satellite radar images" by @JanWuite et al. → https://jokull.jorfi.is/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/jokull72p1-20.pdf
#Copernicus for #ClimateChange awareness
Breiðamerkurjökull is one of the most famous glaciers in the Vatnajökull ice cap in #Iceland 🇮🇸
It is losing ~100 meters in length annually
⬇️#Sentinel2 🇪🇺🛰️images acquired on 16 August 2022
Just arrived from my annual trip across Drangajökull glacier where I measure the location of the glacier snout in Reykjarfjörður (where we have a family summer cabin). The terminus keeps retreating, but this year was less than previous years.