Mass Balance Factsheet for the Engabreen, Scandinavia
Engabreen is a northern outlet glacier from Vestisen (western Svartisen ice cap). Its area is 36 km2 (2020). Engabreen has the lowest glacier terminus in Norway and reached almost down to Engabrevatnet at 8 m a.s.l. in 1998. 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.
- Political unit: NO
- WGMS ID: 298 (Local ID: 1094)
- Latitude: 66.65°N
- Longitude: 13.85°E
- Height min: 176 m a.s.l.
- Height max: 1531 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)
Terrestrial and satellite map of Engabreen (Google Maps)
Continuous Mass Balance (MB) measurements since 1969/70:
Additional data available: Front Variation (FV), Thickness Change (TC) and Glacier Outlines:
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/.