Workshop on snow hydrology for real-time maps

International speakers discuss their researches


Tuesday, February 28th 2017, LHBI and RU will host an international workshop at RU, room V201, on snow hydrology for real-time maps. There will be speakers from Veðurstofa, Landsvirkjun, HI, LHBI and RU. The workshop is open for everyone interested – no need to register. Contact Pavla

Dagsson-Waldhauserova at or David Finger at for further information. 



Harpa Grimsdottir, Avalanche Research Center in Ísafjörður, Icelandic Meteorological Office

Avalanches in Iceland: History, hazard mapping and monitoring


Bolli Palmason, Icelandic Meteorological Office

Harmonie/Surfex snow schemes 


Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson, Icelandic Meteorological Office

Mapping snow thickness distribution on the Hofsjökull ice cap with a ground penetrating radar


Andri Gunnarsson, National Power Company of Iceland – Landsvirkjun

Snow and glacier observations at Landsvirkjun 

14:30-15:00 BREAK

15:00-15:20 Inga Jonsdottir, University of Iceland: 

Real time sea-ice monitoring in the Greenland Sea


Outi Meinander and Pavla Dagsson-Waldhauserova, Finnish Met Institute and University of Iceland, Agricultural University of Iceland

Effects of light absorbing impurities on snow albedo, melt and density – including soot, organic carbon and Icelandic dust


Simon Gascoin, University of Iceland

Evaluation of MODIS albedo product on ice caps in Iceland


David Finger, Reykjavik University

The Value Of Satellite Retrieved Snow Cover Images To Assess Water Resources And The Hydropower Potentials Of Ungauged Mountain Areas




Dinner Downtown 

Organizing committee:

Pavla Dagsson-Waldhauserova, Agricutlural University of Iceland and University of Iceland 

David Finger, Reykjavik University

Ali Nadir Arslan, COST ES1404 action director

Nacho López-Moreno, Spanish National Research Council

Leena Leppanen, Finnish Meteorological Institute Outi Meinander, Finnish Meteorological Institute