Háskóli Íslands

Ph.D. defence in Geology - Jan Prikryl - 30 May at 14:00 - Askja room 132

Dissertation title: Fluid-rock interaction and H2S and CO2 mineralization in geothermal systems: experiments and geochemical modeling

Opponents: Dr. Alasdair Skelton, Professor at the Stockholm University, Sweden.
Dr. Orlando Vaselli, Associate Professor at the University of Florence, Italy.

Advisor: Dr. Andri Stefánsson, Professor at the Faculty of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland.

Ph.D. defence in Geophysics - Bergur Einarsson - 23 May at 14:00 - Aula, Main building

Dissertation title: Subglacial hydrology of the Icelandic ice caps: Outburst floods and ice dynamics

Opponents: Dr. Ian Hewitt, Associate Professor/University Lecturer, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. 

Dr. Halldór Pálsson, Professor, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Iceland.

Advisor: Dr. Tómas Jóhannesson, Coordinator of Glaciological Research, Icelandic Meteorological Office.

New report on total grain size distribution in selected Icelandic eruptions by the Institute of Earth Sciences Univrsity of Iceland

This report is made for ICAO and the Icelandic Met Office, financed partly by ICAO. Total grain size distribution in explosive volcanic eruptions reports quantitative distribution of all grain that are formed in that eruption. When modelling distribution of volcanic ash in the atmosphere one of most important factor is the quantitative grain size distribution in the whole deposits formed. Fine ash grains (ash) do go further away from the volcano than do the coarse (lapilli).

PhD. Lecture in Geology - Johanne Schmith - Tuesday 8 May at 14:00 - Aðalbygging/hátíðarsalur

Speaker:  Dr. Johanne Schmith 

Name of thesis: Volcanology and hazards of phreatomagmatic basaltic eruptions 

Adviser: Ármann Höskuldsson, Research Scientist at the Earth Science Institute at the University of Iceland.

Doctoral committee: Paul Martin Holm, Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen. 

This is a joint degree with the University of Copenhagen. The defense has already been delivered.

Sigurður Reynir Gíslason will receive the 2018 Clair C. Patterson Award this summer

Sigurður Reynir Gíslason, research professor at the Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, will receive the 2018 Clair C. Patterson Award this summer. The Patterson Award is granted by The Geochemical Society and recognizes an innovative breakthrough of fundamental significance in environmental geochemistry, particularly in service of society, consisting of either a single outstanding contribution or a short series of papers published within the last decade.

Lecture on the 7th of March by Stefán Arnórsson

On Wednesday March 7th, Stefán Arnórsson, professor emeritus in the Faculty of Earth Sciences, will give a lecture on progressive water-rock interaction of surface- and up to 100°C ground-water in the Skagafjördur Province, N-Iceland.

The subject of the lecture is partly based on a newly published book, yet more detailed, by the speaker (chapter 6), entitled Jarðhiti og jarðarauðlindir (geothermal energy and Earth´s resources).  The lecture will be given in English.

Venue:  Lecture Hall N-132, ground floor in Askja
Time:   16:30

Improved prediction model to estimate glacier melt

A prediction model that better enables research scientists to compute the future melt of glaciers; taking climate change into account, is the result of a three year research project conducted by research scientist at the Institute of Earth Sciences in collaboration with domestic and international institutes and companies. The model will also prove useful to the Icelandic National Power Company (Landsvirkjun) for planning hydropower production, and furthermore for issuing flood warnings.

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