Austfonna - Summit Drilling Camp Located on the island of Nordaustlandet, the Austfonna ice cap, with a surface of 8100 km2 and a glacier front of 200 km long, is one of the largest ice cap of Arctic after Greenland.

Because of its remote location, little research has been done on this ice cap in comparison with other glaciers in Svalbard. Since 2004, the Norwegian Polar Institute and the University of Oslo have carried out annual field campaigns on Austfonna. These measurements include snow pits, mass balance stakes, GPS for the elevation changes and radar to measure snow cover. In addition, two automatic weather stations are installed to study the energy balance.

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