The glacial history of the Drangajökull ice cap

The project objective is to obtain data to improve scientific knowledge of the history and development of the Drangajökull ice cap. The findings will eventually be used in a larger collaborative project that seeks to refine the glacial history of the North Atlantic.

The main project tasks are mapping of loose strata connected to the activity of Drangajökull from the end of the last glacial period and mapping of the geomorphological environment around the current glacial margin. Concurrent to this work, data and samples are collected in order to date earlier positions of the ice cap and enhance our knowledge of the ancient size, shape, and characteristics of Drangajökull.

IINH Contact: Skafti Brynjólfsson