• 5999 Citations
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1978 …2021
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Research interests

Structural geology and tectonics, Oceanic lithosphere, Seafloor spreading, Natureal and experimental lava flows

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rock intrusions Physics & Astronomy
dike Earth & Environmental Sciences
ridges Physics & Astronomy
oceanic crust Earth & Environmental Sciences
crusts Physics & Astronomy
tectonics Earth & Environmental Sciences
ophiolite Earth & Environmental Sciences
fracture zone Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2006 2021

Research Output 1978 2018

A half-century of geologic and geothermic investigations in Iceland: The legacy of Kristján Sæmundsson

Voight, B., Clifton, A., Hjartarson, Á., Steingrímsson, B., Brandsdóttir, B., Rodríguez, C., McGarvie, D., Sigmundsson, F., Ívarsson, G., Friðleifsson, G. Ó., Larsen, G., Jónsdóttir, G. S., Noll, H., McDougall, I., Kaldal, I., Friðleifsson, I. B., Aronson, J. L., Karson, J. A., Grönvold, K., Young, K. D. & 10 othersKristjánsson, L., Sigurgeirsson, M., Guðmundsson, M. T., Jancin, M., Flóvenz, Ó. G., Einarsson, P., Williams, R. S., Buck, R., Pálmadóttir, S. & Friedrich, W., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sea floor spreading
3 Citations (Scopus)

Large Rotations of Crustal Blocks in the Tjörnes Fracture Zone of Northern Iceland

Horst, A. J., Karson, J. A. & Varga, R. J., Jun 1 2018, In : Tectonics. 37, 6, p. 1607-1625 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fracture zone
rock intrusions

Multiple-generation folding and non-coaxial strain of lava crusts

Farrell, J., Karson, J. A., Soldati, A. & Wysocki, R., Dec 1 2018, In : Bulletin of Volcanology. 80, 12, 84.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lava flow
1 Citation (Scopus)

Rift-Parallel Strike-Slip Faulting Near the Iceland Plate Boundary Zone: Implications for Propagating Rifts

Karson, J. A., Farrell, J. A., Chutas, L. A., Nanfito, A. F., Proett, J. A., Runnals, K. T. & Sæmundsson, K., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Tectonics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fault slips
plate boundary
2 Citations (Scopus)

Along-Axis Structure and Crustal Construction Processes of Spreading Segments in Iceland: Implications for Magmatic Rifts

Siler, D. L. & Karson, J. A., Oct 1 2017, In : Tectonics. 36, 10, p. 2068-2084 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

upper crust

Press and Media

Digital Art, Lava Lab, Desalination. Feb 1, 2019, Part 1

Jeffrey Alan Karson


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The Fly in the Primordial Soup – Issue 50: Emergence – Nautilus

Jeffrey Alan Karson


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Oceans May be Large, Overlooked Source of Hydrogen Gas

Jeffrey Alan Karson


3 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment