Hofsjökull

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Hofsjökull

 

a glacier in central Iceland. The glacier covers an area of 996 sq km and reaches an elevation of 1,765 m. Oval in shape, it covers a mountain massif that is also named Hofsjökull. The Thjórsá, Blanda, and Hvitá rivers are fed by the meltwaters of the glacier.

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Dome (18) -1448 817 9 Hofsjokull E (24) -602 1009 9 Hofsjokull N (25) -606 787 9 Hofsjokull SW (24) -978 947 14 Koldukvislarjokull (22) -529 738 10 Tungnaarjokull (23) -1170 873 13 Dyngjujokull (17) -133 912 12 Bruarjokull (22) -367 660 II Eyjabakkajokull (23) -867 813 Svalbard 17 Midre Lovenbreen (48) -356 305 16 Austre Broggerbreen (49) -469 342 15 Kongsvegen (29) -70 378 18 Hansbreen (26) -431 512 Nortern Scandinavia 20 Engabreen (45) +463 1091 21 Langfjordjokelen (25) -927 781 22 Marmaglaciaren (23) -430 525 23 Rabots Glaciar (29) -394 560 24 Riukojietna (26) -592 805 25 Storglaciaren (68) -113 698 26 Tarfalaglaciaren (18) -212 1101 27 Rundvassbreen (8) -777 Climatic Climatic Balance Balance 2014-15 Glacier 2013/14 (kg (Record length, (kg [m.
74 delimits the areas proposed in 1998 to be national parks around each of the four main ice caps in Iceland-Vatnajokull, Hofsjokull, Langjokull, and Myrdalsjokull-as well as protected areas and nature reserves.
In Iceland the mass balance of Hofsjokull was -970 mm.
However, five glaciers had positive balances: Devon Ice Cap, Meighen Ice Cap, and White Glacier in Arctic Canada; Hofsjokull SW in Iceland; and Hansbreen in Svalbard.
Dome (17) -1448 817 9 Hofsjokull E (24) -602 1009 9 Hofsjokull N (25) -606 787 9 Hofsjokull SW (24) -978 947 14 Kdldukvislarjokull (21) -529 738 10 Tungnaarjokull (22) -1170 873 13 Dyngjujokull (16) -133 912 12 Bruarjokull (21) -367 660 11 Eyjabakkajokull (22) -867 813 Svalbard 17 Midre Lovenbreen (47) -356 305 16 Austre Broggerbreen (48) -469 342 15 Kongsvegen (28) -70 378 18 Hansbreen (25) -431 512 Northern Scandinavia 20 Engabreen (41) +463 1091 21 Langfjordjokelen (24) -927 781 22 Marmaglaciaren (23) -430 525 23 Rabots Glaciar (29) -394 560 24 Rlukojietna (26) -592 805 25 Storglaciaren (68) -113 698 26 Tarfalaglaciaren (18) -212 IIOI 27 Rundvassbreen (7) -777 Climatic Climatic Balance 2012-13 Balance 2013-14 (kg [m.