This is to become a page like ” Wonder whats Bob up to” but with Icelandic volcanoes.
- Icelandic earthquakes Iceland Meteorological Office IMO- Earthquakes Iceland
- Earthquakes in Iceland during the last 48 hours
- Tremor in Iceland
- An updated Overview Map of the Icelands IMO SIL stations. Note them listed now are the Vöttur (vot), dyn (Dyngjuháls), jok (Jökulheimar), mjo (Mjóaskarð), ent (Enta ), aus (Austmannsbunga). One not run anymore seems one south of Eyjafjallajökull (think it was Þorvalseyri). ( Comment by Islander) In Icelandic.
- Information about recent AND past earthquakes ( Translation)
- Interactive map of hydrological stations (IMO)
- Make your own map with the GPSVisualizer described in this post. Download this Excel file and copy-paste the table content.
- Icelandic-English Glossary of geoscientific terms http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1995/of95-807/geoicelandic.html
- Iceland Webcams by Mila starting with Bláa Lónið, including Eyjafjallajökull frá Þórólfsfelli, Hekla, Katla, Jökulsárlón and others.
- RUV Katlacam Webcam Katla
- RUV Heklacam Webcam Hekla (Out of service at the moment)
- Eyjafjalla und Hekla cams
- Halslon Lake cam ( close to Askja)
- Weather and trafic cams.
- GFZ Hekla cam
- Hekluvöktun Hekla Data
- Collections for monitoring Hekla
- Hekla GPS
- Borehole Strain and Hekla Seimicity
- Website on Hekla ( Swedish)
- Seismic stations close to Hekla
- Katla — Eldgjá 934, Eldgos.is
- Eldgja Fissure System, Katla Volcano, Iceland Oregon State University
- Collections for monitoring Vatnajokull IMO monitoring
- IMO monitoring Myrdalsjokull (Katla) and Eyafjöll
- MODIS images of Iceland
Special page on Bardarbunga: https://volcanocafe.wordpress.com/info-on-bardarbunga/
- Map of volcanoes of Iceland
- Very good map of Iceland.
- Iceland map with SIL/GPS stations
- National survey of Iceland : http://atlas.lmi.is/kortasja_en/
- Geology maps: http://en.ni.is/geology/geological-maps/maps-geology-600000
In case somethings happens in Iceland, this TV channel will have the news. http://www.ruv.is/ruv
A list of links Islander provided:
2003-062 “Jarðhitakort af Íslandi og gagnasafn um jarðhita” (ágætis tafla í síðari hluta ritsins)
(Iceland Thermal charts and graph)
Water seepage in rock, Skaftá River area (map at last page)
OS-2002/035 “Berglektarkort af Skaftársvæðinu” (kort á síðustu blaðsíðu)
OS-2002/039 “Sprungulektarkort af Skaftársvæðinu” (kort á síðustu blaðsíðu)
(Power Plant in Skaftá – pre-design)
OS-2002/059 “Skaftárvirkjun ofan Skaftárdals : forathugun”
OS-2002/060 “Hólmsárvirkjun : Hólmsá í Skaftártungu. Forathugun”
OS-2001/031 “Í Torfajökli : TEM-viðnámsmælingar”
OS-99045 “Skaftárveita : berggrunnur – jarðgrunnur”
OS-97067 “Skaftárveita : berggrunnur við Langasjó : jarðfræðikortlagning 1996″
OS-85076/JHD-10 “Mat á jarðvarma Íslands”
OS-81011/JHD-07 “Jarðhiti og ölkeldur í Skaftafellsþingi : yfirlit”
(Other reports) Aðrar skýrslur
OS-2002/068 “Vestmannaeyjar : könnun á jarðfræði og tillögur um boranir eftir heitu vatni”
OS-2006/014 “Þróun efnavöktunarkerfis til varnar mannvirkjum við umbrot í jökli”
OS-2005/031 “Jökulhlaupaannáll 1989-2004″
OS-2002/058 “Markarfljótsvirkjanir : forathugun”
(Overview of Reports) Yfirlit:
Iceland Thermal charts and graph (other three posts are stuck in moderation)
Papers worth reading to understand the volcanoes of Iceland better.
- IIcelandic-English Glossary of geoscientific terms http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1995/of95-807/geoicelandic.html
- AVCEI General Assembly 2008 Conference Field Excursions Excursion 1: Historical Flood Lava Eruptions The 1783-84 Laki and 934-40 Eldgjá events, August 14-17 2008
- Atlantic Ocean Volcanism,OIBs, Tholeiites and Basanites, Iceland
- Probabilistic model for eruptions and associated flood events in the Katla caldera, Iceland, Jonas Eliassona, Gudrun Larsenb, Magnus Tumi Gudmundssonb and Freysteinn Sigmundssonc
- An article on the Hekla eruption 1991 by Agust Gudmundsson1, Niels Oskarsson1, Karl Gronvold1, KristjanSaemundsson2, OddurSigurdsson2, Ragnar Stefansson3, Sigurdur R Gislason4, Pall Einarsson4, Bryndis Brandsdottir4, Gudrun Larsen5, Haukur Johannesson5, and Thorvaldur Thordarson6
- The fissure swarm of the Askja central volcano by Ásta Rut Hjartardóttir
- Askja 2007 Seismic Project Scientific Report (with Appendices: Station descriptions)by Janet Key, Heidi Soosalu and Robert S. White.
- Ground deformation in Askja, Iceland: its source and possible relation to flow of the mantle plume by Eysteinn Tryggvason 1989.
- Continous deflation of the Askja caldera, Iceland during the 1983 – 1998 noneruptive period by Erik Sturkell and Freysteinn Sigmundsson.
- Rymer, Hazel and Tryggvason, Eysteinn (1993). Gravity and elevation changes at Askja, Iceland. Bul- letin of Volcanology, 55(5), pp. 362–371.
- Abrupt shifts between wet and dry phases of the 1875 eruption of Askja Volcano: microscopic evidence for macroscopic conduit dynamics, R.J. Carey, B.F. Houghton, T. Thordarson
- Earthquake Swarms at Upptyppingar North-East Iceland: A Sign of Magma Intrusion? S.S: Jakobsdottir, M.J.Roberts, G.B. Gudmundsson, H. Geirsson and R.Slunga
- Strain changes for the 1987 Vatnafjöll earthquake in south Iceland and possible magmatic triggering by Kristján Ágústsson, Alan T. Linde, Ragnar Stefánsson, Selwyn Sacks, Journal of geophysical research.
- Overview of results from continuous GPS observations in Iceland from 1995 to 2010 by Halldór Geirsson, Thóra Árnadóttir, Sigrún Hreinsdóttir, Judicael Decriem, Peter C. LaFemina2, Sigurjón Jónsson, Richard A.Bennett, Sabrina Metzger, Austin Holland, Erik Sturkell, Thierry Villemin, Christof Völksen, Freysteinn Sigmundsson, Páll Einarsson, Matthew J. Roberts, and Hjörleifur Sveinbjörnsson
- Role of Syn-eruptive Cooling and Degassing on Textures of Lavas from the AD 1783-1784 Laki Eruption, South Icelandby M.N. Guilbaud, S. Blake, T. Thordarson and S. Self
- Seismic evidence for a lower-mantle origin of the Iceland plume Yang Shen, Sean C. Solomon, Ingi Th. Bjarnason and Cecily J. Wolfe
Understanding the geologic process involved in Iceland & all present happenings……
Rift basins produced by orthogonal and oblique rifting are defined by segmented border fault systems parallel to the rift axes and by intrarift fault systems that are subperpendicular to the extension direction. Segmentation of the rift margin increases with increase in obliquity of the rift axis, resulting in a consequent increase in displacement on intrarift fault systems. Offset rift modelsare characterized by highly segmented border faults and offset subbasins in the rift zone.
This is a MUST READ comprehensive document
4-D Evolution of Rift Systems: Insights from Scaled Physical Models
Ken McClay, T. Dooley, P. Whitehouse, M. Mills
Links provided by readers.
Please leave comments with useful links.
18 thoughts on “Wonder whats going on in Iceland?”
Here are two collections for monitoring:
– Hekla: http://hraun.vedur.is/ja/hekla/
– Vatnajokull: http://hraun.vedur.is/ja/vatnajokulsvoktun/english.html
-> there you can get the links to all others by Mila
-> useful for aurora watching, not sure about volcanoes 🙂
Thanks Ursula. Collections implemented. I would at all not mind if you edit the pages.
And for the auroas. I was thinking of changing the menu volcanowebcams to observation deck maybe and add auroracams besides volcanocams too, because so many here like watching them, but thats up to you and Master Carl to decide. What do you think?
Hi Spica, go ahead and edit, it’s better if only one person does it at the time. 🙂
As for “observation deck”, I really like the idea :-D, but check with Carl, please.
Of course. Carl is the master, i am the archive dragon, a bookworm in the true meaning.
And Hekla monitoring on website of Earth Sciences Inst., Univ. of Iceland:
Basic knowledge and more: A series of informations videos by Dave McGarvie/Open University on volcanism in Iceland:
Hi There Here is a link to IMO monitoring Myrdalsjokull (Katla) and Eyaf
And Univ. of Iceland, Earth Science Inst. re. Katlan monitoring:
and GPS time series
GPS geodynamics of Iceland:
Click to access J60-3-22Geirsson.pdf
Unavco. GPS tutorials and lot of technical info (try Learning) :
And this GPS:
Glacial rebound and plate spreading: results from the first
countrywide GPS observations in Iceland:
T. Árnadóttir et. al.
I am not sure if this paper has been listed but it throws some questions at the Icelandic Plume/ Hotspot theory and so is worth reading to help you understand the tectonic behaviours under Iceland. It will probably confuse you even more but you will not be alone with this! http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CC4QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dur.ac.uk%2Fg.r.foulger%2FOffprints%2FAstron-Geo.pdf&ei=guOIUL6TH4mg0QX0m4GQBQ&usg=AFQjCNFMviornQMDYQexXig09hQVM8dq2g&sig2=RuRQ1BMQy5CVwZdiMQavWw
The link put up by Diana does not work. I have corrected it
Click to access Astron-Geo.pdf
Some very nice posts on Icelandic volcanic systems by a specialist Dave McGarvie:
He should write a lot more!
I suggest linking to each other’s pages. Contact me if you are interested.
My webpage is icelandhotspots.weebly.com
Diana posted this originally
here is the definitive bedrock map , Physical features and also geothermal…. all three maps you can download.
There are about 23 types of common rocks found in Iceland The most common being theoiilite Basalts, Rhyolites and Gabbro . But towards the west there are older beds of fossiliferous rocks.
Thanks for a great article and the latest contributions everyone involved!
I have been looking at topographical maps for the last few hours and i’m at with jay bee on the lake situation.
I’ve been staring at this map.
For a serious lake on the east side the lava has some hard work ahead, it first has to reach vadalda to block both svarta and and a part of the jokulsa a fjollum catchment area to the west.
In the west i think a triangular lake of 6x6x6 km can form pretty easy.
To get a proper carlvatn, after blocking svarta the lava has to move east and block it up to Rifnifnjukur to get a long few hundred meters wide puddle . but for a proper lake it has to block the valey krepputuga completely. Al the way till the hills between the kreppa valey and vadalda. That gap is about 10 km.
I don’t see carlvatn happening before svartavatn starting to form.Svartavatn could easily join dyngjavatn and get called like that.
Sorry totally in the wrong place, delete at will dear dragons.