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Iceland


Iceland

Tectonics, Volcanics, and Glacial Features
Geophysical Monograph Series, Band 248 1. Aufl.

von: Tamie J. Jovanelly

153,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 02.04.2020
ISBN/EAN: 9781119427148
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 224

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<p><b>Explore the dramatic forces that have shaped the Icelandic landscape over 30 million years</b></p> <p>Iceland’s formation and ongoing evolution offers a masterclass in geophysical processes. <i>Iceland: Tectonics, Volcanics, and Glacial Features </i>presents a regional guide to the landscape of this unique island.</p> <p>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.  </p> <p>Volume highlights include:</p> <ul> <li>An overview of Iceland’s geologic history</li> <li>Exploration of the dynamic tectonic setting that has shaped the island</li> <li>Descriptions of landscape features of active and extinct volcanoes</li> <li>Discussion of the impact of glaciation in the past and present</li> <li>Techniques for monitoring geologic hazards</li> <li>Developments in harnessing geothermal energy</li> </ul> <p>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.</p>
<p>Preface ix</p> <p>Introduction 1</p> <p>1. The Geologic Framework of Iceland 3</p> <p><b>Part I Tectonics 5</b></p> <p>2. Overview of Tectonics in Iceland 7</p> <p>3. Tectonics of the Reykjanes Peninsula and Southwestern Region 15</p> <p>4. Tectonics of the South and Southeastern Regions 27</p> <p>5. Tectonics of the Northeastern Region 31</p> <p>6. Tectonics of the Western Region 39</p> <p><b>Part II Volcanics 43</b></p> <p>7. Overview of Volcanics in Iceland 45</p> <p>8. Volcanics of the Reykjanes Peninsula and Southwestern Region 61</p> <p>9. Volcanics of the South and Southeastern Regions 65</p> <p>10. Volcanics of the North and Northeastern Regions 87</p> <p>11. Volcanics of the Western Region 107</p> <p><b>Part III Glacial Features 115</b></p> <p>12. Overview of Glacial Features in Iceland 117</p> <p>13. Glacial Features of the Reykjanes Peninsula and Southwestern Region 137</p> <p>14. Glacial Features of the South and Southeastern Regions 145</p> <p>15. Glacial Features of the Northern and Western Regions 159</p> <p>Glossary 173</p> <p>References 177</p> <p>Index 199</p>
Tamie Jovanelly, Berry College, USA 
<p>GEOPHYSICAL MONOGRAPH SERIES</br> <b>Iceland</b></br> Tectonics, Volcanics, and Glacial Features</br> <b>Tamie J. Jovanelly,</b> Berry College, USA <p>Iceland's formation and ongoing evolution offers a masterclass in geophysical processes. <i>Iceland: Tectonics, Volcanics, and Glacial Features</i> presents a regional guide to the landscape of this unique island. <p>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. <p><b>Volume highlights include:</b> <ul> <li>An overview of Iceland's geologic history</li> <li>Exploration of the dynamic tectonic setting that has shaped the island</li> <li>Descriptions of landscape features of active and extinct volcanoes</li> <li>Discussion of the impact of glaciation in the past and present</li> <li>Techniques for monitoring geologic hazards</li> <li>Developments in harnessing geothermal energy</li> </ul> <p><i>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.</i>

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