Askja


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Askja

(ˈɑːskjə)
n
(Placename) a volcano in E central Iceland: active in 1961; largest crater in Iceland. Height: 1510 m (4954 ft). Area of crater: 88 sq km (34 sq miles)
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There is an ongoing debate about just how sustainable Iceland's geothermal resources are,' adds Ketill Sigurjonsson, managing partner of Icelandic energy consultants Askja Energy Partners.
2009: Abrupt shifts between wet and dry phases of the 1875 eruption of Askja Volcano: Microscopic evidence for macroscopic dynamics.
4) The March 1875 eruption of Mount Askja had forced a large migration of about two thousand Icelanders to Canada, where they moved west and, claiming blocks of land reserved by the federal government for minority communities, established the fishing settlement of Gimli on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.
In a stinging reading of Pall Skulason's Reflections on the Edge of Askja (University of Iceland Press, 2006), offered as a representative work of environmental reflection, Morton observes a fruitless and even destructive repetition in rhetorical evocations of Nature as a reality independent of human failings and limitations.
Starting from Lake Myvatn in the north of Iceland, the Askja Lunar Tour journeys through the surreal lunar landscapes and areas of unique geological formations, which now form part of Vatnaj'kull National Park, Europe's largest protected wilderness.
The philosopher Pall Skulason in describing the experience of being in Askja, which lies at the remote centre of the country, has stated ".
FIGURE 2 The upper three layers of gray, dark, and bright material are air-fall pyroclastic deposits from the 1875 Plinian eruption of Askja volcano in Iceland.
La interpretacion propuesta de los valores de D: para el Irazu asociados a valores positivos de dispersion, concuerda asimismo con las dimensiones fractales de densidades vesiculares de las tefras de diversas fases eruptivas del volcan Askja, en Islandia (Carey et al.
Magnus Asgeirsson, director of marketing at the icelandic Tourist Board would like to see it in the unspoilt Askja area of the interior where calderas and explosion craters are very visible.