After the floods

Today, a year after the jökulhlaup floods, we can still clearly see the evidence of the enormous power behind discharge of this magnitude (approx. 50.000 cubic metres/sec.). There are also many interesting dead-ice features, left when the stranded icebergs finally melted.

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Öræfajökull, Iceland´s highest point (122Kb)

The snout of Svínafellsjökull (174Kb)

Svínafellsjökull (119Kb)

The channel cut by the jökulhlaup flood (79Kb)

Dead-ice terrain on the sandur (85Kb)

Kame terrain left by newly departed ice (67Kb)