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Title The Mýrdalsjökull Ice Cap, Iceland : glacial processes, sediments and landforms on an active volcano / edited by Anders Schomacker, Johannes Krüger, Kurt H. Kjær.

Imprint Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 211 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
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computer c rdamedia
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Series Developments in Quaternary sciences, 1571-0866 ; 13
Developments in Quaternary science ; 13.
Summary Existing lowland ice caps are usually considered the best analogues for formerly glaciated areas and as such Icelandic glaciers have been intensively investigated with regard to process-orientated sediment-landform interrelationships. Much work has been directed towards understanding the interaction between volcanic activity and glacier response i.e. water outbursts - jökulhlaups and sudden events of rapid flowing glacier ice, i.e. surges. The Mýrdalsjökull ice cap has served as an excellent 'ice-age' laboratory and publications are found in all major peer-reviewed journals. The Mýrdalsjökull ice cap is located in south central Iceland and covers some 600 km2 and is centered over a large caldera hosting the Katla central volcano that encircles an area of 100 km2. Eruptions from the Katla volcanic system occur on average twice a century and belong to the most violent geological events observed associated with an enormous outburst of water with strong influence on the ice cap and surrounding areas. During eruptions, huge quantities of tephra and volcanic gasses are also emitted. The ice cap drains into several basins via a series of outlet glaciers that terminate onto different forefields. Since the turn of the previous century Mýrdalsjökull has retreated from its Little Ice Age maximum by frontal or areal retreat only punctuated by abrupt minor advances or temporary stagnation. Either way this does provide a unique opportunity to investigate a diversity of glacial environments and its coupling to volcanic activity. 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 Mýrdalsjökull Standard reference work for Mýrdalsjökull.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Katla and Eyjafjallajökull volcanoes / Erik Sturkell [and others] -- Katla : tephrochronology and eruption history / Guðrún Larsen -- Deglaciation and Holocene glacial history of Iceland / Ólafur Ingólfsson, Hreggviður Norðdahl and Anders Schomacker -- Variations of Mýrdalsjökull during postglacial and historical times / Oddur Sigurðsson -- Ice-marginal environments : geomorphic and structural genesis of marginal moraines at Mýrdalsjökull / Johannes Krüger, Anders Schomacker and Ívar Örn Benediktsson -- Dead-ice environments : a landsystems model for a debris-charged, stagnant lowland glacier margin, Kötlujökull / Johannes Krüger, Kurt H. Kjær and Anders Schomacker -- Subglacial environments, sediments and landforms at the margins of Mýrdalsjökull / Amders Schomacker, Kurt H. Kjær and Johannes Krüger -- Evidence for subglacial deformation and deposition during a complete advance-stagnation cycle of Kotlujökull, Iceland : a case study / Knud Erik S. Klint, Niels Richardt and Johannes Krüger -- Mýrdalsjökull's forefields under the microscope : the micromorphology of meltout and subglacial tills / Jaap J.M. van der Meer, Simon J. Carr and Kurt H. Kjær) -- Volcanogenic jökulhlaups (glacier outburst floods) from Mýrdalsjökull : impacts on proglacial environments / Andrew J. Russell, Robert Duller and Nigel P. Mountney.
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Subject Mýrdalsjökull (Iceland)
Ice caps -- Iceland.
Volcanoes -- Iceland.
Sedimentation and deposition -- Iceland.
Katla (Iceland)
Mýrdalsjökull (Islande)
Calottes glaciaires -- Islande.
Volcans -- Islande.
Sédimentation (Géologie) -- Islande.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology.
Glaciology. (OCoLC)fst00942986
Ice caps. (OCoLC)fst00966538
Sedimentation and deposition. (OCoLC)fst01110984
Volcanoes. (OCoLC)fst01168844
Iceland. (OCoLC)fst01210572
Iceland -- Mýrdalsjökull. (OCoLC)fst01241093
Added Author Schomacker, Anders, editor.
Krüger, Johannes, editor.
Kjær, Kurt H., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Mýrdalsjökull Ice Cap, Iceland. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2010 9780444530455 (DLC) 2013474145 (OCoLC)465362630
ISBN 9780444530455
9780080932002 (electronic bk.)
0080932002 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000045964160
CDX 11510729
CHDSB 005985952
DEBBG BV042309425
DEBSZ 367775409
NZ1 13447595
NZ1 13447599
NZ1 15191911
DEBSZ 482453966

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