Algae Growth

Freshly molten and highly pure glacial water fills numerous crevices and lakes in Iceland. The water temperature throughout the year just above 0°C. Due to the cold and nutrient-poor water, there is little life. Various algae grow a few millimeters per year, making green films on the gray rock.

For scientific purposes SMT100 sensors by TRUEBNER were installed on site to measure the water temperature. Due to the very high measuring resolution of 0.01°C, even the smallest temperature variations in glacier water can be detected easily.