Mýrdalsjökull

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Mýrdalsjökull

 

a glacier (icecap) in southern Iceland. Area, 700 sq km; elevation, up to 1,450 m (its middle section is 990 m high). Its outlet glaciers descend to 200 m. On the southern slope, annual precipitation reaches 4,000 mm. Several active volcanoes, the largest of which is Katla, are located under the glacier and at its edges.

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The ice is retreating at 100m per year as it melts, and strong streams draining off snowfields high on the Myrdalsjokull volcano undercut and erode the glacier from below.
Mr Benediktsson said Eyjafjallajokull has erupted three times since the 9th century in all cases preceding or following an eruption of neighbouring volcano, Katla, which is under the Myrdalsjokull glacier.
A convoy of ten Land Rover Discoveries is on its way from Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, in attempt to drive across the Myrdalsjokull glacier on the southern tip of the land of fire and ice.
A convoy of 10 Land Rover Discoveries is on its way from Reykjavik in attempt to drive across the Myrdalsjokull glacier on the southern tip of the land of fire and ice.
A convoy of ten Land Rover Discoverys is on its way from Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, in an attempt to drive across the Myrdalsjokull glacier on the southern tip of the land of fire and ice.
The amazing spectacle happened some 50 miles north of Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, as a convoy of 10 Land Rover Discoveries returned from an attempt to drive on to the Myrdalsjokull Glacier.
Perhaps I shouldn't have been too concerned, as the volcano is buried deep beneath metres of thick ice underneath Myrdalsjokull glacier - Iceland's southern-most, and fourth-largest glacier.
Perhaps I shouldn't have been too concerned, as the volcano is buried deep beneath thick ice underneath Myrdalsjokull glacier ( Iceland's southern-most, and fourth-largest, glacier.
The volcano is buried deep beneath thick ice underneath Myrdalsjokull, Iceland's southernmost and fourth largest glacier.