Media response to the article "Continental crust beneath Southeast Iceland"

At Öræfajökull on the saga island Iceland, it may be a bit of an ancient continent. The area is well known because it stands out from the rest of Icelands geological characteristics. Researchers from the Centre for Earth Development and Dynamics - CEED - have in their article in PNAS launched a theory about that the area remains of an ancient continent perhaps a bit of Greenland. The article has got attention in the media.

Figure: CEED

Figure: CEED

The article about the theory of a sunken continent under the southeast coast of Iceland is published in the American research journal; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) on 30 March 2015.


See articles in

Sunket kontinent under sørøstkysten av Island,, 30.3.2015


Other In media coverage:

Forskere tror sunket kontinent ligger under Island, Dagbladet nett, 30.3.2015 & ABC nyheter, 30.3.2015

Fragment of Jan Mayen Microcontinent discovered beneath Iceland points to 'lost continents', International Business Times, 30.3.2015

Deeply-buried-continental-crust-under-iceland ScienceNordic, 31 March


Reference article in PNAS:

Torsvik, T.H et al. 2015: Continental crust beneath southeast IcelandPNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1423099112.


Publisert 31. mars 2015 09:13 - Sist endret 1. apr. 2015 08:23