In North America Apr 20, 2020

Livestream Event: Learn About Iceland‘s Dynamic Geology with Magnús Tumi Gudmundsson!

Tune into our Facebook page on April 20 at 3:00pm ET.

On Monday, April 20 at 3:00pm ET, Magnús Tumi Gudmundsson, Professor of Geophysics at the University of Iceland, will host a livestream presentation on Iceland Naturally’s Facebook page to discuss Iceland‘s dynamic geology of volcanoes and glaciers! 

On the time scale of geology, Iceland is very young and still being formed by volcanism. It is located in the middle of the North Atlantic, built by volcanic activity over the last 20 million years. Eruptions happen every 3-4 years on average and glaciers cover about 10% of the island. The interaction of volcanic activity and glaciers, notably during glacial periods when the island was mostly covered by glaciers, has created the distinct landscape not seen in many other parts of the world. 

The approximately 30 minute presentation will be followed by a Q+A session where viewers can ask any questions they might have about the geology of Iceland in the comments of the livestream, and Professor Magnús Tumi will respond to them in real time! 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn all about the fascinating world of Iceland’s landscape. Be sure to tune in here on Monday, April 20 at 3:00pm ET // 7:00pm GMT – and share the stream with your friends!  

About Professor Magnús Tumi Gudmundsson

Magnús Tumi studied geophysics at the University of Iceland, then moved to England where he completed his PhD at University College London in 1992. After returning to Iceland he has been active in research and teaching at the University of Iceland where he is a Professor of Geophysics in the Faculty of Earth Sciences. His research has mainly been focused on volcanoes and glaciers in Iceland, notably recent events such as the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010. Magnús Tumi´s work has had a strong emphasis on volcanic hazards, including research carried out in collaboration with Civil Protection and the Icelandic Meteorological Office, as well as a large number of international colleagues. He is the author and co-author of over 100 scientific articles, on volcanism, glaciers and other aspects of earth science. 

Magnús Tumi was a visiting Fulbright fellow at the University of Hawaii in 2010. Other sabbatical visits include the research institutions and Universities in the UK, Denmark, Germany and New Zealand.