COVID-19 Update: We are currently shipping orders daily. However, due to transit disruptions in some geographies, deliveries may be delayed. To provide all customers with timely access to content, we are offering 50% off Science and Technology Print & eBook bundle options. Terms & conditions.
The Myrdalsjokull Ice Cap, Iceland - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444530455, 9780080932002

The Myrdalsjokull Ice Cap, Iceland, Volume 13

1st Edition

Glacial Processes, Sediments and Landforms on an Active Volcano

Series Volume Editors: Anders Schomacker Johannes Krüger Kurt Kjaer
eBook ISBN: 9780080932002
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444530455
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 19th October 2009
Page Count: 224
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.

Table of Contents

  1. The Mýrdalsjökull Ice Cap, Iceland. Glacial processes, sediments and landforms on an active volcano – an introduction (J. Krüger, A. Schomacker and K.H. Kjær). 2. Katla and Eyjafjallajökull volcanoes (E. Sturkell, P. Einarsson, F. Sigmundsson, A. Hooper, B.G. Ófeigsson, H. Geirsson and H. Ólafsson). 3. Katla - tephrochronology and eruption history (G. Larsen). 4. Deglaciation and Holocene glacial history of Iceland (Ó. Ingólfsson, H. Norðdahl and A. Schomacker). 5. Variations of Mýrdalsjökull during postglacial and historical times (O. Sigurðsson). 6. Ice-marginal environments: geomorphic and structural genesis of marginal moraines at Mýrdalsjökull (J. Krüger, A. Schomacker and Í.Ö. Benediktsson). 7. Dead-ice environments: a landsystems model for a debris-charged, stagnant lowland glacier margin, Kötlujökull (J. Krüger, K.H. Kjær and A. Schomacker). 8. Subglacial environments, sediments and landforms at the margins of Mýrdalsjökull (A. Schomacker, K.H. Kjær and J. Krüger). 9. Evidence for subglacial deformation and deposition during a complete advance-stagnation cycle of Kötlujökull, Iceland – a case study (K.E.S. Klint, N. Richardt and J. Krüger). 10. Mýrdalsjökull’s forefields under the microscope. The micromorphology of meltout and subglacial tills (J.J.M. van der Meer, S.J. Carr and K.H. Kjær). 11. Volcanogenic jökulhlaups (glacier outburst floods) from Mýrdalsjökull: impacts on proglacial environments (A.J. Russell, R. Duller and N.P. Mountney)


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.

Key Features

  • 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.


No. of pages:
© Elsevier Science 2009
19th October 2009
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
Hardcover ISBN:

Ratings and Reviews

About the Series Volume Editors

Anders Schomacker

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland

Johannes Krüger

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Geography & Geology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Kurt Kjaer

Affiliations and Expertise

Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Denmark