By: Freysteinn Sigmundsson
300 pages, 100 illus
This book provides a summary of geodynamic results from Iceland that presently are found in a great number of scientific articles, but have not been collected before in a book. The ever increasing number of scientists interested in geology and geophysics of Iceland should find the book a "must" to gain knowledge about previous work and the status of knowledge about Iceland.
1. Introduction;- 2. Mantle plume - mid ocean ridge interaction in the North Atlantic;- 3. Tectonic framework;- 4. Crustal structure of Iceland;- 5. Volcano dynamics;- 6. The plate spreading deformation cycle;- 7. Breaking the crust: Seismicity and faulting;- 8. Glacial isostasy and sea level change in Iceland: Rapid vertical movements and changes in volcanic production rates;- 9. Iceland geodynamics - outlook.
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