Hengill (Svalbard, Svalbard and Jan Mayen)

Hengill volcano system, Iceland

Volcano: Hengill (see Hengill at the Smithsonian Institution website in a new tab)
Type: Soil Diffuse Emission
Description: The Hengill volcanic system is located in the eastern part of the Reykjanes peninsula at an unstable ridge– ridge–transform triple junction where the Reykjanes Volcanic Zone, the West Volcanic Zone, and the South Iceland Seismic Zone converge. The area is a high-temperature geothermal area, and the heat causes alteration in the rock giving us a variety of colors. At the hengill geothermal area you find boiling mud pots and steam rising out from the ground.

Point of contact for this site:
Pedro Hernández, phdez@iter.es (Environmental Research Division, ITER)

Number of measurements: 1
Measurement date (d/m/y) Added by Added on
Hengill_010820061/8/2006 Emanuela Bagnato Sept. 21, 2016

Bibliographic references for this site

Hernández Pedro A. ,Nemesio M. Pérez,Thráinn Fridriksson & Jolie Egbert & Evgenia Ilyinskaya,Andri Thárhallsson & Gretar Ívarsson & Gestur Gíslason,Ingvi Gunnarsson & Birgir Jónsson & Eleazar Padrón, Gladys Melián, Toshiya Mori,Kenji Notsu, 2012,Diffuse volcanic degassing and thermal energy release From Hengill volcanic system, Iceland, Bulletin of Volcanology, vol.74, pp. 2435–2448, DOI: 10.1007/s00445-012-0673-2

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