Mass Balance Factsheet for the Rembesdalskåka, Scandinavia
The south-west-facing Rembesdalskåka (17 km2) is the largest outlet glacier from Hardangerjøkulen. The glacier drains to Simadalen and Hardangerfjorden. Rembesdalskåka is damming the lake Demmevatnet which historically has been the source of several GLOF’s, the latest in 1938. Due to glacier recession, several GLOF’s have occurred since 2014. Glaciological investigations include mass balance observations since 1963 and glacier length change measurements since 1917.
Further information and references for Rembesdalskåka 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: 2296 (Local ID: 2968)
- Latitude: 60.54°N
- Longitude: 7.37°E
- Height min: 1085 m a.s.l.
- Height max: 1851 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 Rembesdalskaaka (Google Maps)
Continuous Mass Balance (MB) measurements since 1962/63:
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/.