The Myrdalsjokull Ice Cap, Iceland
Glacial Processes, Sediments and Landforms on an Active Volcano
- Anders Schomacker, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland
- Johannes Krüger, Department of Geography & Geology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- Kurt Kjaer, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Lowland glaciers are usually considered the best analogs for formerly glaciated areas and as such, many Icelandic glaciers have been intensively investigated with regard to process-orientated sediment-landform interrelationships. The MÃ½rdalsjÃ¶kull ice cap has, thus, served as an excellent "ice-age laboratory." Furthermore, a substantial effort has been directed toward understanding the interaction between volcanic activity and glacier response, such as meltwater outbursts (jÃ¶kulhlaups) and sudden events of rapidly flowing glacier ice. The book reviews the following themes related to MÃ½rdalsjÃ¶kull: glaciology, glacial and quaternary geology, sedimentology, tephrochronology and eruption history of Katla, and crustal movements. All authors are involved in research about the subglacial Katla volcano and MÃ½rdalsjÃ¶kull.
quaternary scientists, physical geographers, glacial geo(morpho)logists, hydrogeolosts, engineers; volcanological community, planetary scientists.