Icebergs will continue to form in Jökulsárlón lagoon

Research on Breiðamerkurjökull glacier took place last year.

Research on Breiðamerkurjökull glacier took place last year. mbl.is/RAX

 Everything points to icebergs continuing to break off Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and into the lagoon in coming years, new research concludes. This is reported in today's Morgunblaðið. 

Breiðamerkurjökull glacier is an outlet glacier of the larger glacier of Vatnajökull in southeastern Iceland. Emerging as a tongue of the Vatnajökull, it ends in a small lagoon, known as Jökulsárlón.

The tongue has retreated somewhat since 2015. It is estimated that the ice that breaks off the glacier is around half a cubic kilometre (km3) per year. 

Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

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