GLY1880 Topic 10

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More fissure eruptions occur in this region than any other region on earth:
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Iceland
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True or false: Icelandic fissures eruptions often are characterized by lava fountaining.
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True
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True or false: The winter following the introduction of Laki was unusually severe in Europe and North America.
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True
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Iceland is on what plate boundary?
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The mid Atlantic Ridge
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The Laki volcanic region lies almost directly over:
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The mantle plume
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Which country is the most active volcanic region in the world?
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Iceland
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The great loss of human and animal lives in Iceland after the Laki eruption were caused by:
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\”The Mist Hardship\”
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True or false: melting ice in contact with magma makes for quiet nonexplosive volcanic eruptions.
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False
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Laki erupted during what year?
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1783
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The recent eruption of this Icelandic volcano caused the cancellation of thousands of trans Atlantic and European airline flights:
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Eyjafjallajokull
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Until World War II Iceland was the territory of this European country.
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Denmark
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The eruption of this volcano was the largest (in volume) basaltic eruption during historic time:
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Laki
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Subglacial eruptions can melt massive amounts of ice causing flash floods called:
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Jokulhlaups
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The volcanic eruptions at Laki were:
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Plinian, Strombolian, Hawaiian-style, and phreatomagnetic
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True or false: basaltic lava fountains occur both in Hawaii and Iceland.
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True
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The year of the Laki eruption this famous American suggested a link between volcanic eruption in Iceland and the unusual weather and atmospheric conditions experienced in Europe:
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Ben Franklin
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A flat-topped, volcanic summit formed from a subglacial eruption is called a:
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Moberg
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The Laki eruption occurred in what country?
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Iceland
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Most of icelands livestock died from what byproduct of the Laki eruptions?
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Skeletal fluorosis
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The capital of Iceland is:
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Reykjavik

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