Iceland rising as much as 1.4 inches a year, could increase volcanic activity

February 2, 2015 1:15 PM

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Iceland rising as much as 1.4 inches a year, could increase volcanic activity

One of the global positioning satellite receivers used to detect movements of the Icelandic crust. (Photo: Richard A. Bennett/UA Department of Geosciences)

A University of Arizona-led research team discovered the Earth’s crust under Iceland is rebounding as global warming melts the island’s great ice caps.

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