Elyse Williamson '10 and Professor Tewksbury Explore Iceland's Volcanoes
By Allison Eck '12
Contact: Holly Foster 315-859-4068
June 19, 2009
During the last Ice Age, the whole country of Iceland was covered in a thick sheet of ice. From an aerial view, most of the island would have appeared to be in a state of frigid serenity. But under the ice, chaos ensued – massive volcanoes entombed in the ice erupted often, causing the overlying ice to melt. As the hot lava erupted into cold water, explosions occurred, depositing fragmented rock and glass with few lava flows. More ...