It is a step forward to be able to calculate the alignment of the mantle convection cells underneath the crust, and thereby knowing how force is exerted on the tectonic plates from down below. The basics tectonic features of Iceland and many other areas follow the formulas very accurately. I participated in a search for geothermal heat at Skógarströnd of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, and geothermal heat was found at the farm of Innra-Leiti. The borehole was about 1 km deep and hot water was actually found there and registered. Two faults did cross each other at the location of the borehole, providing the necessary flow of water. Dr. Haukur Jóhannesson decided the exact location of the drilling site. Both faults did fit into the convection cell formula, and therefore the site was considered more convincing. Knowledge is to be utilized!
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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