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Freysteinn Sigmundsson

Research Professor of geophysics and volcanoes at The University of Iceland

Areas of expertise

  • Volcanic and tectonic process
  • Volcano geodesy
  • Models for magma movements at volcanoes
  • Volcanic hazard and their evaluation
  • Response of the solid Earth to change in climate; glacial isostatic adjustment

Major works

  • >90 scientific articles
  • Book: Iceland Geodynamics, crustal deformation and divergent plate tectonics, Springer, 2006.
  • Coordinator of European project FUTUREVOLC 2012-2016 (A European volcanological supersite in Iceland: a monitoring system and network for the future)
  • Point of contact for the Icelandic Volcanoes permanent geohazard supersite (under the GEO Geohazard Supersites and Natural Laboratories (GSNL) initiative

About Me

Freysteinn Sigmundsson is a research professor at the Nordic Volcanological Center within the Institute of Earth Sciences at University of Iceland. He received his B.S and M.S. degrees in geophysics from University of Iceland in 1998 and 1990, respectively, and Ph.D. degree in geophysics from University of Colorado in Boulder in 1992.

Courses and Programs taught by Freysteinn Sigmundsson