Háskóli Íslands

Glaciology - Collaboration

At IES:
Magnús T. Guðmundsson, Páll Einarsson, Bryndís Brandsdóttir: volcanism, geothermal activity and earthquakes in glaciated areas.
Freysteinn Sigmundsson, Þóra Árnadóttir: glacier rebound (glacial isostatic adjustment).
Áslaug Geirsdóttir: past climate history, simulation of the evolution of Langjökull ice cap the past 8000 years.   
Jón Ólafsson: energy exchange in a marginal lake (into which a glacier calves and warm sea water enters) Jökulsárlón á Breiðamerkursandi.

National Power Company, Iceland:
Hannes H. Haraldsson: mapping of surface and bedrock topography, mass balance measurements, employment of automatic weather stations, hydrological research.

Iceland Met Office:
Tómas Jóhannesson, Þorsteinn Þorsteinson and Oddur Sigurðsson: mass balance models for Icelandic glaciers, LiDAR DTMs of Icelandic glaciers.

Simon Frazer University, Vancouver, Canada:
Gwenn Flowers: analytic and numerical models of glacier hydrology, numerical ice flow models, simulation of the evolution of Langjökull ice cap the past 8000 years.   

University of Brithish Columbia, Vancouver, Canada:
Garry C. Clarke: analytic and numerical models of glacier hydrology, numerical ice flow models.

LEGOS, Toulouse, France:
Etienne Berthier: use of remote sensing data to create surface DTMs and velocity fields, use of DTMs to evaluate average mass balance.

Leoplod University, Innsbruck, Austria:
Helmut Rott: use of remote sensing data to create surface DTMs and velocity fields.

Loughborough University, Queen MaryUniversity of London, UK:
Richard Hodgkins and Simon Carr: meteorology and mass balance of  Langjökull ice cap.

CALTEC, California, USA:
Mark Simons: research of the flow field of Langjökull and Hofsjökull ice caps surveyed by airborne radar.

Cambridge University, England:
Ian Willis and Allen Pope: LiDAR surface elevation DTM of Langjökull ice cap.

Participation in multinational research projects:
1.  Nordic Centre of Excellence SVALI for  improving understanding of stability, variations and dynamics of the cryosphere..  A  Nordic Top-level Research Initiative, "Interaction between Climate Change and the Cryosphere" (ICCC). Similar to  NCoE DEFROST and NCoE CRAICC within the TRI sub-programme),
CE (Climate and Energy) CWE (Climate, Water and Energy), CES (Climate and Energy Systems) and Icelandic projects VO (Veður, Orka), VVO (Vedur, Vatn, Orka) and LOKS (Loftslagsbreytingar og áhrif þeirra á orkukerfi og samgöngur).  All projects include a collaborative effort between many institutes, universities and companies to assess future runoff from glaciers in Scandinavia and Iceland and the impact on hydro power plants.

2. Since 2005 a joint research team of the Institute of Earth Sciences and LEGOS in Toulouse in France (LEGOS/CNR/UPS) has been given free admission to a data set of SPOT5-HRG images that have been acquired specifically of many Icelandic glaciers at different dates. Images available through the OASIS and SPIRIT and SPOT5 HRS (stereo images) and Formosat-2 images provided by the firm Spot Image through the IPY PlanetAction project "Satellite observations to understand the response of Icelandic glaciers to climate changes".

3.Collaboration with University of Innsbruck gives access to ERS radar images and more recently images from the new German Space Agency TerraSAR-X satellite.

4. A glacio-meteorological experiment on Vatnajökull (TEMBA) in collaboration with colleagues from University of Utrecht, The Netherlands and University of Innsbruck in Austria. The project was supported by the European Union (Framework IV- Environment and Climate).

5. Collaboration with colleagues from Norway, Sweden, France and UK on the projects ICEMASS, and SPICE funded by EU.

6. EU-project GLACIORISK in collaboration with colleagues from the Alps and Scandinavia.
 

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