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The book reviews the geology of Iceland in relation to that of the mid-ocean ridges. It explains the tectonic setting of Iceland as the only large subaerial part of the mid-ocean ridges system. A detailed description of the general geology is given, but the focus of the book is on the volcano-tectonic activity in Iceland, including central volcanoes, calderas, plutons, swarms of faults and fissures, dyke emplacement, and earthquakes. The book contains many line drawings, maps, photographs and tables, illustrating and summarizing the above topics, and a very detailed bibliography.
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ISBN 3540279776 ISBN13 9783540279778
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More About Agust Gudmundsson
Agust Gudmundsson holds a University of London Chair of Structural Geology at Royal Holloway. He has a Ph.D. in Tectonophysics from the University of London and has previously held positions as research scientist at the University of Iceland, Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway, and Professor and Chair at the University of Gottingen, Germany. Professor Gudmundsson's research interests include volcanotectonics, seismotectonics, and fluid transport in rock fractures and reservoirs. He has published more than 130 research papers on these and related topics, is on the editorial boards of Terra Nova, Tectonophysics, the Journal of Geological Research, and the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, and is a fellow of the Iceland Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea. The book draws on Professor Gudmundsson's extensive experience in field, analytical, and numerical studies of crustal fractures and of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in structural geology, geodynamics, hydrogeology, rock mechanics, reservoir geoscience, seismotectonics, and volcanotectonics.
Agust Gudmundsson has an academic affiliation as follows - Royal Holloway, University of London.