(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2005)

Document title

Interactions between magmatism and tectonics in Iceland : a review

published at : Magmatism and tectonics in Iceland. Special issue

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Iceland is often assumed to be a good analogue to study the oceanic ridges. This short review highlights strong differences in terms of deformation pattern and magmatism distribution. These differences come from the large magma supply induced by the hot spot below the ridge but also from the presence of the large ice cap over part of the island. However, in terms of morphology, geology and climate, Iceland provides exceptional opportunity to characterise interactions between mantle hot spot and oceanic rift and thus remains the perfect object to analyse the interactions between magmatism and extension


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geodinamica acta / ISSN 0985-3111

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1987)

Millesime : 2005, vol. 18, no 1 [pp. 1-9]

Bibliographic references : 67 ref.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21088

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