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.


Triangle Automated weather station
Red circle with trace Seismometer
White target Wind turbine
Filled circle Fixed GPS
Red ring Automatic stream gauge
White diamond Stream velocity sensor
Pink camera Automatic camera
White diamond Borehole location (proposed)