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A minor glacial outburst flood in Skaftá - 23.6.2016

Within recent days, the level of the Skaftá river at Sveinstindur has risen slowly. Additionally electrical conductivity readings from the same location have increased. These observations suggest that a glacial outburst flood (jökulhlaup) is in progress.

The flood is not expected to cause any downstream disruption. However, precaution is needed at the ice margin and around the ice cauldron.

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Supercomputer in Iceland - 21.5.2016

In order to fulfill environmental requirements, the DMI approached the IMO for a cooperation on a supercomputer. In 2014 a contract was signed and now the supercomputer is in full operation at IMO's premises. The cooperation is based on a long term, consistent relationship. DMI owns and runs the supercomputer while IMO operates the site infrastructure and costs are shared. This article gives the basic facts of the project and provides links to photos from the inauguration as well as a recording of the lectures.

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On the Bárðarbunga earthquakes - 20.5.2016

Seismic measurements around the Bárðarbunga volcano show that the seismic moment release on the caldera ring fault has been gradually increasing since mid September 2015. This means that stronger earthquakes than before are detected in the last months. Despite of the increasing activity, there are currently no signs of volcanic tremor.

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Warning - storm in Iceland - 11.3.2016

Icelandic Met. Office issues warning for bad weather conditions in Iceland tomorrow, Saturday 12th of March.

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