FLOHOF field campaign 2007

The FLOHOF field campaign around Hofsjökull in Central Iceland has been conducted in the period July 20 to August 24, 2007. The glacier and its surrounding is shown in the map below. During the campaign 18 autonomous meteorological stations have been placed around and over Hofsjökull to monitor the basic meteorological parameters with a high temporal and spatial resolution. These specifically installed automatic weather sations for the FLOHOF campaign are marked in blue. V1 (green) indicates the position of the autmomatic meteorological station of the Icelandic Meteorological Office at Hveravellir west of Hofsjökull. The stations L1 to L4 (in red) are operated by the National Icelandic Power Company (Landsvirkun) and also provided their measurement data for the FLOHOF campaign. The main camp of the campaign in August 2007 was located at the Ingolfsskali cottage North of Hofsjökull (N3b). The following instrumentation had been placed at this site: From August 12 to 15 a secondary camp was operated near Kerlingarfjell Southeast of Hofsjökull.

N3c, N65.049; W18.906, 809m.o.h N1, N64.953, W18.996, 847m.o.h N3b, N65.007; W18.892, 845m.o.h N2, N64.968; W18.936, 894m.o.h N3a, N64.987, W18.875, 865m.o.h N3, N64.974; W18.868, 880m.o.h N4, N64.970; 18.772, 954m.o.h N5, N64.939; W18.419, 807m.o.h HE15, N64.883; W18.538, 1486m.o.h HN15, N64.871; W18.730, 1497m.o.h HN16, N64.848; W18.870, 1603m.o.h H18, N64.809; W18.881, 1777m.o.h HS15, N64.750; W19.001, 1486m.o.h S1, N64.604; W19.019, 695m.o.h S2, N64.603; W18.888, 636m.o.h S4, N64.665; W18.465, 620m.o.h S3, N64.699; W18.469, 629m.o.h HN10, N64.965; W18.860, 996m.o.h HN12, N64.934, W18.845, 1175m.o.h L2, N64.583; W18.6, 613m.o.h L1, N64.604; W19.019, 695m.o.h L3, N64.933; W17.983, 820m.o.h V1, N64.867; W19.562, 641m.o.h L4, N65.063; W18.838, 785m.o.h

 



Table 1: Automatic weather stations specifically operated during the FLOHOF campaign
name latitude longitude altitude description
  °N °W
[m]  
N1 64.953;
64°57.151'
18.996;
18°59.769'
847 gravel field 300 m from the edge of the glacier; gravel, rocks and water
N2 64.968;
64°58.086'
18.936;
18°56.156'
894 on top of a small gravel ridge, 300 m from the edge of the glacier; gravel and rocks
N3 64.974;
64°58.410'
18.868;
18°52.099'
880 gravel field about 10 m from the ice edge; gravel, rocks and water
N3a 64.987;
64°59.236'
18.875;
18°52.504'
865 lava field, 2 km from the edge of the glacier; lava
N3b 65.007;
65°0.420'
18.892;
18°53.537'
845 lava field, 5 km from the edge of the glacier; lava, sparse vegetation
N3c 65.049;
65°2.909'
18.906;
18°54.383'
809 gravel field, 10 km from the edge of the glacier; gravel
N4 64.970;
64°58.174'
18.772;
18°46.288'
954 on top of a gravel moraine, 500 m from the edge of the glacier; gravel and rocks
N5 64.939;
64°56.350'
18.419;
18°25.166'
807 gravel field, 7 km from the edge of the glacier
HN10 64.965;
64°57.898'
18.860;
18°51.587'
996 in the sloping area of the glacier; bare, dirty ice
HN12 64.934;
64°56.059'
18.845;
18°50.723'
1175 on a snow field in a small depression of the ablation area; wet snow
HN15 64.871;
64°52.234'
18.730;
18°43.813'
1497 plateau in the accumulation area; snow
HN16 64.848;
64°50.869'
18.870;
18°52.217'
1603 northward facing slope in the accumulation area; snow
H18 64.809;
64°48.541'
18.881;
18°52.864'
1777 plateau at the summit of the glacier; snow
HE15 64.883;
64°52.961'
18.538;
18°32.288'
1458 on summit of Miklafjell at the eastern ridge of the glacier; snow
HS15 64.750;
64°44.985'
19.001;
19°00.064'
1486 southward facing slope in the accumulation area; snow
S1 64.604;
64°36.258'
19.019;
19°01.116'
695  
S2 64.603;
64°36.173'
18.888;
18°53.303'
636  
S3 64.699;
64°41.960'
18.469;
18°28.137'
629  
S4 64.665;
64°39.911'
18.465;
18°27.904'
620


Table 2: Automatic weather stations (routine-operating)
name latitude longitude altitude description
  °N °W
[m]  
V1 64.867;
64°52.005'
19.562;
19°33.733'
641 Hveravellir; Icelandic Meteorological Service, Verdurstofa
L1 same as S1     Setur; Landsvirkun, Icelandic National Power Company
L2 64.583;
64°35'
18.6;
18°36'
613 Tuver
L3 64.933;
64°56'
17.983;
17°59'
820 Sandbudir
L4 65.063;
65°03.767'
18.838;
18°50.300'
785 Sata



J. Reuder, H. Olafsson, S. Mayer, M. Jonassen       last modified: 04.08.2007