Courtesy Erik Sturkell via Phys.org

A recent article published by University of Gothenburg scientists indicates the best locations in Iceland to construct thermal power stations. With the help of a geodetic GPS, the scientists were able to study the movement of ocean plates to map the changes of areas called divergent ridges.

"This is a start. The next step will be to use powerful computers to create high-resolution 3D models of the entire zone of divergence. This will enable us to see how the interaction between the different spreading segments and how the different volcanoes affect each other," writes lead author Tariqul Islam.

Heat from volcanic areas is used in power plants across Iceland.

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