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  • Volcanism in Iceland Local, Global and Economic Effects
  • Why is Iceland Volcanically Active?
  • Built on Mid-atlantic Ridge (spreading zone) 20 million years ago, spreading can be observed on land
  • Built on Mid-atlantic Ridge (spreading zone) 20 million years ago, spreading can be observed on land Since 834 A.D. 18 of the 130 volcanoes have erupted, constituting 30% of global lava flow in the same time period
  • Built on Mid-atlantic Ridge (spreading zone) 20 million years ago, spreading can be observed on land Since 834 A.D. 18 of the 130 volcanoes have erupted, constituting 30% of global lava flow in the same time period Volcanists travel to Iceland to witness Geological effects
  • Local & Global Effects of Iceland’s Volcanoes
  • Laki Eruption, June 8, 1783 122 megatons of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere
  • Laki Eruption, June 8, 1783 Acidic rain resulted in acidic soil, killing and preventing plants from growing
  • Laki Eruption, June 8, 1783 pH of the aerosol may have been less than 2.0
  • Energy From the Earth
  • Geothermal energy has been used since prehistoric times.
  • Geothermal energy comes from radioactive decay of minerals .
  • Geothermal energy is released through volcanoes, fumaroles, hot spring, and geysers
  • Uses of Geothermal Energy in Iceland
  • Iceland’s Volcanic Economy
  • Economy in Iceland Relies on Earth for Resources
  • Economy in Iceland Relies on Earth for Resources Geothermal Energy
  • Economy in Iceland Relies on Earth for Resources Oil & Natural Gas
  • Economy in Iceland Relies on Earth for Resources Municipal Pools
  • Volcanism in Iceland