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Elyse Williamson '10 and Barb Tewksbury.
Elyse Williamson '10 and Barb Tewksbury.

Elyse Williamson '10 and Professor Tewksbury Explore Iceland's Volcanoes

By Allison Eck '12  |  Contact Holly Foster 315-859-4068
Posted June 19, 2009
Tags Barbara Tewksbury Geology of Iceland Geosciences Student Research
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 ...

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