• 6248 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
spreading center Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2006 2021

Research Output 1978 2019

From ophiolites to oceanic crust: Sheeted dike complexes and seafloor spreading

Karson, J. A., Jan 1 2019, Springer Geology. Springer, p. 459-492 34 p. (Springer Geology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

seafloor spreading
oceanic crust
spreading center

Textural Character of gabbroic rocks from pito deep: A record of magmatic processes and the genesis of the upper plutonic crust at fast-spreading mid-ocean ridges

Brown, T. C., Cheadle, M. J., John, B. E., Coogan, L. A., Gee, J. S., Karson, J. A. & Swapp, S. M., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Petrology. 60, 5, p. 997-1026 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
mid-ocean ridges
mid-ocean ridge
rock intrusions

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 others, Kristjánsson, 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
5 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
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

Press and Media

LAVA LAB.(EARTH SCIENCE)(simulation of lava)

Jeffrey Alan Karson & Robert Wysocki


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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