Geodynamics of Iceland and the North Atlantic Area

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held in Reykjavik, Iceland, 1–7 July, 1974

  • L. Kristjansson

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. W. C. Pitman III, E. M. Herron
    Pages 1-15
  3. A. S. Laughton, R. B. Whitmarsh
    Pages 63-81
  4. C. Kent Brooks, S. P. Jakobsson
    Pages 139-154
  5. George P. L. Walker
    Pages 177-188
  6. George P. L. Walker
    Pages 189-201
  7. Sveinbjörn Björnsson, Páll Einarsson
    Pages 225-239
  8. Eysteinn Tryggvason
    Pages 241-262

About these proceedings


During the revolution in earth science that has taken place in recent years, studies of the North Atlantic ocean floor and of Iceland have played an increasingly significant role. Icelandic geoscientists have followed, and taken part in, these studies with a keen interest; one of the first tasks of the Geoscience Society of Iceland was to organize an Icelandic symposium on "Iceland and Mid-Ocean Ridges" in 1967. At the suggestion of Dr. G. Pfuason, the Society and various local research institutions formed in 1972 an Organizing Committee for an international meeting on earth science. It was decided that it should be devoted to examining the various expressions of geo~namical forces in the North Atlantic area, in particular at the ocean ridges passing through Iceland. Apart from the scientific content of such a meeting, the organizers also felt it was highly important for scientists from both sides of the Atlantic to meet in Iceland, to become acquainted with recent progress in earth science research there and to coordinate their future research projects in the area. The meeting was held in Reykj avik 1 - 7 July, 1974, and was followed by field trips in Iceland. Generous financial support from the NATO Scient'ific Affairs Division, the Inter-Union Com­ mission on Geodynamics, and many other sources, is gratefully acknowledged.


Atlantic Ocean Topography chemistry continental drift earthquake evolution geodynamics geoscience lithosphere marine morphology ocean research seismic volcanic rock

Editors and affiliations

  • L. Kristjansson
    • 1
  1. 1.Science InstituteReykjavikIceland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-2273-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2271-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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