13. janúar 2015

New Geological map of Iceland - Bedrock.

Iceland GeoSurvey has published a new geological map of Iceland titled Geological Map of Iceland. Bedrock. The new map illustrates the main features of the bedrock geology. Formations are categorised by age, type and composition. The volcanic zones of the country are emphasised and the distribution of recent eruption sites. The lava fields are divided chronologically into historic lavas, prehistoric Holocene lavas and late glacial lavas. The main sites of hot springs are indicated as well as major faults and fissures and many other things.

On the back cover of the map, Iceland´s geologic history is described.

Authors: Árni Hjartarson  and  Kristján Sæmundsson.
Cartography: Guðrún Sigríður Jónsdóttir.

Further information about other geological maps published by Iceland GeoSurvey can be found here on the webpage under Geological Maps.