• 6120 Citations
  • 39 h-Index
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
4 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
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
3 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