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 Mýrdalsjökull 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 (jökulhlaups) and sudden events of rapidly flowing glacier ice. The book reviews the following themes related to Mýrdalsjökull: 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 Mýrdalsjökull.
- Book covers all aspects of the ice cap and volcano dynamics
- Comprehensive reviews with updated results
- Editors and authors are well established scientists with research experience from Myrdalsjokull
- Standard reference work for Myrdalsjokull
quaternary scientists, physical geographers, glacial geo(morpho)logists, hydrogeolosts, engineers; volcanological community, planetary scientists.
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- 19th October 2009
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Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland
Department of Geography & Geology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Denmark