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Geodesy and Glaciology


Geodynamics in Iceland

Iceland is characterised by its location on a divergent plate boundary, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, with a great number of active volcanoes, earthquakes and glaciers. The working group operates the GNSS reference station MYVA in the northeast of Iceland and analyses their data together with other permanently installed reference stations. By determining time series of high-precision coordinates, the individual geodynamic processes can be detected and subsequently interpreted. This work thus makes an important contribution to geoscientific research.