Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

individual

Authors' Class Standing

Junior

Lead Presenter's Name

LILIAN NG'ANG'A

Faculty Mentor Name

Wes Lewis & Dr. Kelly George

Abstract

Iceland is greatly known for its volcanic activities as there are several eruptions that have occurred over the years. The country’s volcanology is due to Iceland’s location on the mid-Atlantic Ridge, which is a divergent tectonic boundary1. Consequently, the country is responsible for a third of all the fresh lava on earth2. This research entails the effects of volcanology on Iceland and how the Icelandic people have adapted to these eruptions. The methods used to collect data were secondary sources, interviews and observation. It was evident that the volcanic activities have had tremendous effects on the Icelandic people and the surrounding countries. Some of the affected sectors include aviation, soil, agriculture, tour-ism, research and many more.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

Yes, Spark Grant

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EFFECTS OF VOLCANICITY IN ICELAND

Iceland is greatly known for its volcanic activities as there are several eruptions that have occurred over the years. The country’s volcanology is due to Iceland’s location on the mid-Atlantic Ridge, which is a divergent tectonic boundary1. Consequently, the country is responsible for a third of all the fresh lava on earth2. This research entails the effects of volcanology on Iceland and how the Icelandic people have adapted to these eruptions. The methods used to collect data were secondary sources, interviews and observation. It was evident that the volcanic activities have had tremendous effects on the Icelandic people and the surrounding countries. Some of the affected sectors include aviation, soil, agriculture, tour-ism, research and many more.

 

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