Rembesdalskaaka, Scandinavia

Mass Balance Factsheet for the Rembesdalskaaka, Scandinavia

The south-west-facing Rembesdalsskåka (17 km2) is the largest outlet glacier and covers the altitude range between 1020 and 1860 m a.s.l. The glacier drains to Simadalen and Hardangerfjorden. Glaciological investigations include mass balance observations since 1963 and glacier length change measurements since 1917.
Further information and references for Rembesdalskaaka is given on NVE’s webpage.
For information on the status of the glacier and on data relating to annual mass balance and other measurements, visit the WGMS Fluctuations of Glaciers Browser.

FACTS:

  • Political unit: NO
  • WGMS ID: 2296
  • Latitude: 60.54°N
  • Longitude: 7.37°E
  • Height min: 1066 m a.s.l.
  • Height max: 1854 m a.s.l.
  • Measurement types: MASS BALANCE, THICKNESS CHANGE & FRONT VARIATION
  • Current Principal Investigator: HALLGEIR ELVEHOY & Colleagues
  • Current Sponsoring Agency: NORWEGIAN WATER RESOURCES AND ENERGY DIRECTORATE (NVE) – SECTION FOR GLACIERS, ICE AND SNOW (OSLO, NO)
Rembesdalskaaka in September 2010 (taken by Hallgeir Elvehoy on 02/09/2010)

Rembesdalskaaka in September 2010 (taken by Hallgeir Elvehoy on 02/09/2010)

Terrestrial and satellite map of Rembesdalskaaka (Google Maps)

Rembesdalskaaka Annual Mass Balance (WGMS, 2016)

Rembesdalskaaka Annual Mass Balance (WGMS, 2016)

Continuous Mass Balance (MB) measurements since 1962/63:

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Additional data available: Front Variation (FV), Thickness Change (TC) and Glacier Outlines:

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Selected references:

Andreassen, L. M., H. Elvehøy, B. Kjøllmoen, and R. V. Engeset, R. V. 2016. Reanalysis of long-term series of glaciological and geodetic mass balance for 10 Norwegian glaciers, The Cryosphere, 10, 535-552, doi:10.5194/tc-10-535-2016.

NVE’s report series Glasiologiske undersøkelser i Norge/Glaciological investigations in Norway. Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate. Reports are available as pdf’s at https://www.nve.no/hydrology/glaciers/glaciological-investigations-in-norway/.

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last change 9/11/2016