We present observed changes in the geometry of western Vatnajökull over a period of about ten years which are caused by the surface mass balance, ice flow (both during surges and quiescent periods), and basal melting due to geothermal and volcanic activity. Comparison of two digital elevation models shows that from 1985 to 1998 the outlet glaciers have lost 14 ± 5 km3, on the average 1 m/yr
|Journal||Geophysical Research Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
Magnússon, E., Björnson, H., Dall, J., & Pálsson, F. (2005). Volume changes of Vatnajökull ice cap, Iceland, due to surface mass balance, ice flow, and subglacial melting at geothermal areas. Geophysical Research Letters, 32(L05504), 1-4.