The BGS Virkisjökull Glacier Observatory was established in 2009, and new equipment has been installed each year to monitor the key components of this glaciated catchment, namely climate, ice dynamics, landscape change, hydrology and groundwater.
Click on the icons in the map for more information on each installation.
|Yellow triangle||Automated weather station|
|Red circle with trace||Seismometer|
|Light blue target||Wind turbine|
|Filled green circle||Fixed GPS|
|Turquoise ring||Automatic stream gauge|
|Pink diamond||Stream velocity sensor|
|Pink camera||Automatic camera|
|Dark blue diamond||Borehole location (proposed)|