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Krossá and Markarfljót
WI_is041_517.jpg ThumbnailsKrossá and Markarfljót

These extensive floodplains have been formed by the large amount of melt water from the ice caps of Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull. Particularly high discharges are measured during jökulhlaups, potentially destructive glacial floods caused by subglacial volcanic eruptions.

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Saturday 31 August 2019 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Iceland (709 visits)