Iceland has for decades been an international target for geodetic studies, as it provides opportunity to study a wide variety of crustal deformation processes, including plate tectonics, magmatism, and responses of the crust due to load variations. We here present results from crustal deformation surveillance spanning 2003-2006, obtained from interferometric processing of ASAR ENVISAT images, contributing to an extension of the time series of ongoing deformation processes in Iceland. More than 100 ASAR interferograms (h a>50 m), have been produced so far, spatially covering the entire neotectonic zone. The interferograms show three areas of significant deformation. Hekla and Askja volcanic systems continue to deform in a similar manner as observed with ERS interferometry 1992-2000. At the Krafla volcanic system subsidence due to processes in a shallow magma chambers appears to have stopped, while other processes related to plate spreading and possible deep accumulation of magma continue.
|Journal||European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2007|
|Event||Envisat Symposium 2007 - Montreux, Switzerland|
Duration: 23 Apr 2007 → 27 Apr 2007