Virkisjökull Observatory: equipment and installations

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)