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Alumni Talk Series - 8. október klukkan 12.15


Alumni Talk Series  - 8 October at 12.15 o‘clock at the Fulbright Commission Iceland, Laugavegur 59, 3 floor.

Bryndís Brandsdóttir, senior research scientist at the Institute of Earth Sciences,  University of Iceland, will deliver a lecture about volcanic and seismic activity in Iceland.

Being the largest subaerial part of the mid-ocean rift system, Iceland provides a unique setting for research spanning many fields of the geosciences. Excessive volcanism within the Iceland region is reflected more complicated volcanic systems than along the mid-oceanic ridge system.

Volcanic eruptions in the Iceland region occur within subaerial, submarine, subaqueous as well as subglacial environments. High-temperature geothermal energy, one of the prime resources of Iceland, is maintained by migration of magma forming shallow intrusions and crustal magma chambers within the central volcanoes and erupting at the surface.

Monitoring of seismic and geodetic activity of active volcanic systems has greatly advanced our understanding of how volcanoes work. Modern day techniques, such as seismic imaging, refraction, reflection and multibeam draw on experience gained during the last three decades during seismic and volcanic crisis. At the same time the Icelandic nation is vulnerable to these natural hazards.

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