Ásta Rut Hjartardóttir

Ásta Rut Hjartardóttir

Research Topics: Mapping of fractures and eruptive fissures in:

  • The Central Iceland Volcanic Zone, Iceland (Current project).
  • The Northern Volcanic Rift Zone
  • The Western Volcanic Zone

Other projects: Levelling measurements (especially near Hekla volcano), and GPS geodetic monitoring (i.e. Central Iceland Volcanic Zone, Öræfajökull)

Keywords: Volcanoes, rift zones, fissure swarms, fracture mapping, eruptive fissures

Data sets: DEMS & pan-multispectral images: SPOT5, Loftmyndir and Samsýn  aerial photographs; ArcticDEM, TanDEM-X,  IS 50V data base ; Volcanic systems and fissure swarm and fracture database, Earthquake data


  • ArcGIS
  • QGIS
  • Canvas
  • Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office