Markarfljotsaurar outwash plain, Southcoast, Iceland
by Ragnar Sigurdsson (arctic-images.com), Iceland
Markarfljotsaurar - Before this vast alluvial plain was gradually created, a big and 250 m deep bay cut in between the mountains. Two freestanding hillocks, Stora- and Litla Dimon, were islands. Eyjafjallajokull erupted the last time in 1821-1823 and flooded the alluvial plain Markarfljotsaurar. Higher resolution images available from firstname.lastname@example.org (there is a licensing fee depending on the use).
Submitted on 10 January 2010
Credit: Ragnar Sigurdsson (arctic-images.com) (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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