Aims and objectives

The aim of this research is to reconstruct past flood/flow events in Iceland in order to assess and manage future hazards. Specifically this research will investigate the timing, nature and intensity of flood/flow events from Snæfellsjökull in west Iceland.

Research objectives:

  • Determine if Snæfellsjökull has been subject to volcanic flood activity or rain-triggered lahars during the Holocene.
  • If so, map and produce a chronology of these events.
  • Produce a hazard map of zones of inundation and risk.
  • Produce a tephrochronological framework in which to place this environmental record.