American Geophysical Union Experts Available for Interviews on Potential Eruption of Iceland Volcano

22 August 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.—For the past week, attention has been focused on Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano and whether or not the earthquakes detected in the region are a sign that it is nearing eruption. Several members of the American Geophysical Union are available to comment on the science and possible impacts of such an eruption, including: the mechanics of eruption; earthquake activity in Iceland and its relationship with potential eruption; volcanic processes and time scales; and active volcanoes and their effects.

  • Ben Edwards, Associate Professor of Geology, Dickinson College
  • Páll Einarsson, Professor, University of Iceland
  • Erik Klemetti, Assistant Professor of Geosciences, Denison University,
  • Einat Lev, Assistant Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
  • Philipp Ruprecht, Assistant Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
  • Steve Sparks, School of Earth Sciences, Bristol University

For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact Joan Buhrman at 202-777-7509 (w) or 571-213-3812 (c).


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