10. March 2023

The Víkurfjara Beach Project continues

Students in the 9th and 10th grades of Víkurskóli Elementary School measured Víkurfjara beach on the 8th of March during a beautiful, but cold, day. The measurement went very well, and this was the ninth time the students have measured the beach. The measurements are part of the ongoing research project Víkurfjara Beach Project, which is a joint research project between Katla Geopark, Víkurskóli Geoschool and Katla Centre. The project consists of students measuring six profiles on the beach and then use those measurements to calculate change in volume and width of the beach along with monitoring the stability of the beach ridge. The results from these measurements will tell us about the stability of the beach and weather the sand collectors (groynes) are working and preventing erosion on the beach. The project started in January 2021 and student have therefore been monitoring the beach for over two years now. A webpage has been created where you can read more about the project and see the students results so far. The page can be seen here: https://www.katlageopark.com/about-katla/research-in-the-geopark/vikurfjara-beach-project/

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