Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 11, 741–754, 2017

Special issue: Interactions between climate change and the Cryosphere: SVALI,...

The Cryosphere, 11, 741–754, 2017

Research article 23 Mar 2017

Research article | 23 Mar 2017

Impact of dust deposition on the albedo of Vatnajökull ice cap, Iceland

Monika Wittmann et al.


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Short summary
This work includes a study on the effects of dust deposition on the mass balance of Brúarjökull, an outlet glacier of Vatnajökull, Iceland's largest ice cap. A model was used to simulate dust deposition on the glacier, and these periods of dust were compared to albedo measurements at two weather stations on Brúarjökull to evaluate the dust impact. We determine the influence of dust events on the snow albedo and the surface energy balance.