Following on from the post about my recent visit to Iceland, here’s a bit more about the volcano causing the latest storm.
Water drainage basins at the glacier bed for the principal rivers draining Vatnajökull. Subglacial water-ﬁlled cupolas, located under depressions in the glacier surface, collect meltwater and periodically drain by means of jökulhlaups. In order to determine water divide locations on a regional scale, a model was employed which assumed that water pressure at the glacier bed is approximately equal to the ice overburden pressure. – Vatnasvæði helstu jökulﬂjóta sem falla frá Vatnajökli. (From Reviewed Research Article ” Icelandic Glaciers ” By Helgi Björnsson and Finnur Pálsson)
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