Háskóli Íslands

 

I want to propose that we adopt the name  „Nornahraun“ (the Whitches lava) for the new lava flow field in front of Dyngjujökull. Consequently, the vent system would be called  „the Nornir cone row“,  or Nornagígar in Icelandic,  and the eruption  „the Nornahraun eruption” or Nornaeldar in Icelandic. There are two main reasons for proposing adoption of these names:

1. We already have two Holuhraun lavas in that area and Holuhraun 3 comes across as clumsy.

2. The eruption has produced abundance of Pele´s hair, which is called Nornahár (whitches hair) in Icelandic.

Thor Thordarson

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