Iceland is located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. On the top of this ridge there is a rift, in between the Eurasian tectonic plate and the North-American tectonic plate. These two plates drift away from each other. In 1930 Sir Arthur Holmes made it clear that mantle currents make these movements possible. Step by step the mechanism of tectonic drift has been revealed, and my analysis represented here of the convection current system is a contribution to further clarifying the details of the inner structure of Earth.
Published by Steingrimur Thorbjarnarson
I have a BS degree in geology, BA in anthropology, graduated in Chinese language and as a certified tourist guide. I provide this website about my contribution to answer the greatest question remaining about our Earth. I have analyzed the convection rolls within the Earth's mantle and how they affect the surface. This makes it possible to provide many interesting examples about geology found on my blog. View all posts by Steingrimur Thorbjarnarson