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Iceland Tectonics, Volcanics, and Glacial Features

Monograph New
By: Tamie J Jovanelly(Author)
224 pages, illustrations
Iceland
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  • Iceland ISBN: 9781119427094 Hardback Jul 2020 Usually dispatched within 5 days
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Explore the dramatic forces that have shaped the Icelandic landscape over 30 million years. Iceland's formation and ongoing evolution offers a masterclass in geophysical processes. Iceland: Tectonics, Volcanics, and Glacial Features presents a regional guide to the landscape of this unique island. Accessible to academics, students, novice geologists, and tourists alike, chapters reflect the most popular way to explore the island, beginning in the southwest region and ending in the northwest.

Volume highlights include:
- An overview of Iceland’s geologic history
- Exploration of the dynamic tectonic setting that has shaped the island
- Descriptions of landscape features of active and extinct volcanoes
- Discussion of the impact of glaciation in the past and present
- Techniques for monitoring geologic hazards
- Developments in harnessing geothermal energy

The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Its publications disseminate scientific knowledge and provide resources for researchers, students, and professionals.

Contents

Preface   5
Introduction: The geologic framework of Iceland   8
Modern day tectonic setting   10
Background geology   11

Chapter 1. Overview of tectonics on the Reykjanes Peninsula and southwestern region   15
Chapter 2. Overview of tectonics in the south and southeastern regions   28
Chapter 3. Overview of tectonics in the northeastern region   33
Chapter 4. Overview of tectonics in the western region   45
Chapter 5. Overview of volcanics on the Reykjanes Peninsula and southwestern region   62
Chapter 6. Overview of volcanics in the south and southeastern regions   69
Chapter 7. Overview of volcanics in the north and northeastern regions   98
Chapter 8. Overview of volcanics in the western region   126
Chapter 9. Overview of glaciation on the Reykjanes Peninsula and southwestern region   158
Chapter 10. Overview of glaciation in the south and southeastern regions   172
Chapter 11. Overview of glaciation in the northern and western regions   193

Figures, tables, photos   212
Glossary   324
References   337

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Monograph New
By: Tamie J Jovanelly(Author)
224 pages, illustrations
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