Photograph of the eruption from the summit of Eyjafjallajökull from the north looking to the south across the Gígjökull outlet glacier, its "missing" proglacial (ice-margin) lake caused by the jökulhlaup that filled in the lake. Photo: Oddur Sigurðsson, Iceland Meteorological Office. Public domain.

Volcanoes and Glaciers in Iceland

Elizabeth Borneman

Iceland is a country of varied geography, topography, and landscape.

A photograph of peaks and glaciers in the Swiss Alps taken from the International Space Station.

Fighting snowmelt with a windshield

Caitlin Dempsey

Geographer Hans-Joachim Fuchs is convinced that the use of windscreens to funnel katabatic winds (cold winds that blow downhill) in ...