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A half-century of geologic and geothermic investigations in Iceland: The legacy of Kristjn Smundsson

Voight, Barry; Clifton, Amy; Hjartarson, Arni; Steingrimsson, Benedikt; Brandsdottir, Bryndis; Rodriguez, Carolina; McGarvie, David; Sigmundsson, Freysteinn; Ivarsson, Gretar; Omar Frieithleifsson, Guethmundur; McDougall, Ian


One of the World's premier field geologists, Kristján Sæmundsson led immense geological mapping programs and authored or co-authored nearly all geological maps of Iceland during the past half century, including the first modern bedrock and tectonic maps of the whole country. These monumental achievements collectively yield the most inclusive view of an extensional plate boundary anywhere on Earth. When Kristján began his work in 1961, the relation of Iceland to sea-floor spreading was not...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2018.08.012


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