Engabreen, Scandinavia

Mass Balance Factsheet for the Engabreen, Scandinavia

Engabreen is a northern outlet glacier from Vestisen (western Svartisen ice cap). Its area is 36 km2 (2016). Engabreen has the lowest glacier terminus in Norway and reaches almost down to Engabrevatnet at 8 m a.s.l. Glaciological investigations include mass balance observations since 1970 and glacier length change measurements since 1903. Further information and references for Engabreen 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: 298
  • Latitude: 66.65°N
  • Longitude: 13.85°E
  • Height min: 111 m a.s.l.
  • Height max: 1544 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)
Engabreen in August 2009 (taken by Hallgeir Elvehoy on 04/08/2009)

Engabreen in August 2009 (taken by Hallgeir Elvehoy on 04/08/2009)

Terrestrial and satellite map of Engabreen (Google Maps)

Engabreen Annual Mass Balance (WGMS, 2016)

Engabreen Annual Mass Balance (WGMS, 2016)

Continuous Mass Balance (MB) measurements since 1969/70:

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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 2/05/2018