Easter snowstorm in Iceland

Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 26 March 2021
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 07 April 2021
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France - svp@visioterra.fr
Keyword(s): Polar, cryosphere, atmosphere, snow, precipitations, ice, Iceland.
Fig. 1 - S1 (26.03.2021) - A large part of Iceland was still blanketed in ice by early April but it was retreating.
Fig. 2 - S1 (07.04.2021) - On 4 April, a large storm dropped a layer of snow. The fall in temperatures also turned some snow to ice.
Further south-east, days after historic warmth, temperatures plummeted 20 degrees or more as this shocking blast of cold reached Europe.
Fig. 3 - S1 (07.04.2021) - In proportion, the smaller icefields and glaciers were the first to benefit from the snow precipitations.
Fig. 4 - S1 (07.04.2021) - The mountainous Tröllaskagi peninsula took the blunt of the storm.