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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Ljósufjöll.
The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Ljósufjöll.
The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Ljósufjöll.
This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|Barnaborg||Cone||112 m||64° 46' 0" N||22° 13' 0" W|
|Botna-Skyrtunna||Cone||988 m||64° 55' 0" N||22° 34' 0" W|
|Cone||112 m||64° 48' 0" N||22° 20' 0" W|
|Graakula||Cone||211 m||64° 58' 0" N||22° 54' 0" W|
|Gullborg||Cone||143 m||64° 50' 0" N||22° 14' 0" W|
|Kothraunskula||Cone||180 m||64° 58' 0" N||22° 58' 0" W|
|Raudahalsar||Cone||164 m||64° 51' 0" N||22° 14' 0" W|
|Raudakula||Cone||360 m||64° 57' 0" N||22° 53' 0" W|
|Raudakula-Horgsholtshraun||Cone||917 m||64° 55' 0" N||22° 40' 0" W|
|Raudakula-Svelgarhraun||Cone||806 m||64° 56' 0" N||22° 43' 0" W|
|Raudhalsar||Cone||440 m||64° 46' 0" N||22° 0' 0" W|
|Smahraunakula||Cone||140 m||64° 58' 0" N||22° 55' 0" W|
|Syrdri Raudamelskula||Cone||154 m||64° 52' 0" N||22° 18' 0" W|
|Yrtri Raudamelskula||Cone||222 m||64° 53' 0" N||22° 21' 0" W|
|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
|Skyrtunna||Crater||64° 55' 0" N||22° 30' 0" W|
There is data available for 5 Holocene eruptive periods.
|Start Date||Stop Date||Eruption Certainty||VEI||Evidence||Activity Area or Unit|
|0960 ± 10 years||Unknown||Confirmed||3||Anthropology||Raudhalsar|
|0665 BCE ± 100 years||Unknown||Confirmed||2||Radiocarbon (uncorrected)||Ytri and Stóri Raudamelskula|
|1750 BCE ± 150 years||Unknown||Confirmed||2||Radiocarbon (uncorrected)||Grábrók|
|2050 BCE (?)||Unknown||Confirmed||3||Tephrochronology||Krothraunskula, Raudakúla, Graakula|
|7050 BCE (?)||Unknown||Confirmed||2||Tephrochronology||Eldborg|
There is no Deformation History data available for Ljósufjöll.
There is no Emissions History data available for Ljósufjöll.
|This vertical aerial photo, with south to the top, shows the symmetrical Graakula cinder cone at the lower left, which erupted about 4000 years ago and produced a lava flow that entered Selvallavatn lake. The flow is part of the Ljósufjöll volcanic system, which is composed of a group of cinder cones and lava flows along short fissures on a roughly 90-km-long WNW-ESE line. The latest eruption at Ljósufjöll post-dated the settlement of Iceland, and took place about 1000 years ago.
Photo by Landmælingar Islands, courtesy of Jack Green (published in Green and Short, 1971).
|The Ljósufjöll volcanic system at the eastern end of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is composed of a group of cinder cones and lava flows erupted along short fissures on a roughly 90-km-long WNW-ESE line. The crest of the Ljósufjöll range is seen here from the south with glacial moraines descending its flanks. The latest eruption at Ljósufjöll post-dated the settlement of Iceland, and took place about 1000 years ago.
Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1983 (Icelandic National Energy Authority).
The Global Volcanism Program has no maps available for Ljósufjöll.
There are no samples for Ljósufjöll in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.
|Catalogue of Icelandic Volcanoes (Link to Ljósufjöll)||The Catalogue of Icelandic Volcanoes is an interactive, web-based tool, containing information on volcanic systems that belong to the active volcanic zones of Iceland. It is a collaboration of the Icelandic Meteorological Office (the state volcano observatory), the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland, and the Civil Protection Department of the National Commissioner of the Iceland Police, with contributions from a large number of specialists in Iceland and elsewhere. This official publication is intended to serve as an accurate and up-to-date source of information about active volcanoes in Iceland and their characteristics. The Catalogue forms a part of an integrated volcanic risk assessment project in Iceland GOSVÁ (commenced in 2012), as well as being part of the effort of FUTUREVOLC (2012-2016) on establishing an Icelandic volcano supersite.|
|MIROVA||Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.|
|MODVOLC Thermal Alerts||Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.|
|IRIS seismic stations/networks||Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS) Data Services map showing the location of seismic stations from all available networks (permanent or temporary) within a radius of 0.18° (about 20 km at mid-latitudes) from the given location of Ljósufjöll. Users can customize a variety of filters and options in the left panel. Note that if there are no stations are known the map will default to show the entire world with a "No data matched request" error notice.|
|UNAVCO GPS/GNSS stations||Geodetic Data Services map from UNAVCO showing the location of GPS/GNSS stations from all available networks (permanent or temporary) within a radius of 20 km from the given location of Ljósufjöll. Users can customize the data search based on station or network names, location, and time window.|
|DECADE Data||The DECADE portal, still in the developmental stage, serves as an example of the proposed interoperability between The Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program, the Mapping Gas Emissions (MaGa) Database, and the EarthChem Geochemical Portal. The Deep Earth Carbon Degassing (DECADE) initiative seeks to use new and established technologies to determine accurate global fluxes of volcanic CO2 to the atmosphere, but installing CO2 monitoring networks on 20 of the world's 150 most actively degassing volcanoes. The group uses related laboratory-based studies (direct gas sampling and analysis, melt inclusions) to provide new data for direct degassing of deep earth carbon to the atmosphere.|
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|WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.|
|Large Eruptions of Ljósufjöll||Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).|
|EarthChem||EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).|