These Two Satellite Images Highlight the Disappearance of a Glacier

Caitlin Dempsey

Okjökull was once a large glacier in Iceland located in western Iceland on top of the volcanic mountain Ok. 

The dark-green, rectangular, reforested area of the Auwahi dryland forest in Hawaii as seen from above with surrounding grassland. Photo: Arthur Medeiros, USGS. Public domain.

What Is The Difference Between Afforestation and Reforestation?

Katarina Samurović

Both reforestation and afforestation represent a conversion of non-forested areas into new forests. So what's the difference between the two terms?

Iceland's land mass is sparsely populated by trees. Image: NASA, public domain.

Iceland’s Long Road to Reforestation

Katarina Samurović

Reforestation and afforestation have a long tradition in Iceland, but the results are barely noticeable - only a tiny fraction of the land is now covered in forests.

Mapping Iceland’s Bárðarbunga (Bardarbunga) Volcanic Eruption

Caitlin Dempsey

The second highest mountain in Iceland has been exhibiting heightened activity since mid-August. As a results causing thousands of local ...

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.

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