Þröstur Þorsteinsson


Háskóli Íslands
  • Position
    - Geophysics
  • Unit
    School of Engineering and Natural Sciences - Environment and Natural Resources
  • Location
    Askja / N-326
  • Website
  • Phone
    525 - 4940
  • Gsm
  • Email
    ThrosturTh [at] hi.is
  • Consultation hours
    Spring Monday's 11:30-12:30 and Fridays 10-11. Best to set up appointments via e-mail (open hours during Fall and Spring semester).


2000Ph.Ph. D. University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USAUniversity of Washington,
1995B.S.B.S. Jarðeðlisfræði, Háskóli Íslands, JúníHáskóli Íslands, Júní

Professional Experience

2014Academic supervisor, Environment and Natural ResourcesUniversity of Iceland
2011Associate ProfessorEnvironment and Natural Resources University of Iceland - present
20022011Visiting scientistInstitute of Earth Sciences Univ. of Iceland
20002006Research AssociateDepartment of Earth and Space Sciences Univ. of Washington
19952000Research AssistantGeophysics Program Univ. of Washington

Published Work

Statistical assessment and modeling of the effects of weather conditions on H2S plume dispersal from Icelandic geothermal power plants2013Geothermics
A survey of early health effects of the Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption in Iceland: a population-based study2012BMJ Open
Health effects following the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption: a cohort study2012Bmj Open
High levels of particulate matter in Iceland due to direct ash emissions by the Eyjafjallajokull eruption and resuspension of deposited ash2012Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth
Determination of time- and height-resolved volcanic ash emissions and their use for quantitative ash dispersion modeling: the 2010 Eyjafjallajokull eruption2011Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Dust storm contributions to airborne particulate matter in Reykjavik, Iceland2011Atmospheric Environment
Ice nucleation properties of volcanic ash from Eyjafjallajokull2011Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Large wildfire in Iceland in 2006: Size and intensity estimates from satellite data2011International Journal of Remote Sensing
The crossover stress, anisotropy and the ice flow law at Siple Dome, West Antarctica2011Journal of Glaciology
Shoreline erosion and aeolian deposition along a recently formed hydro-electric reservoir, Blondulon, Iceland2010GEOMORPHOLOGY
A hot water drill with built-in sterilization: Design, testing and performance2007Jokull
Anisotropic radio-wave scattering from englacial water regimes, Myrdalsjokull, Iceland2007JOURNAL OF GLACIOLOGY
The role of crystal fabric in flow near an ice divide2007JOURNAL OF GLACIOLOGY
Ice microstructure and fabric: an up-to-date approach for measuring textures2006JOURNAL OF GLACIOLOGY
Bed topography and lubrication inferred from surface measurements on fast-flowing ice streams2003JOURNAL OF GLACIOLOGY
Spatial and temporal scales of anisotropic effects in ice-sheet flow2003ANNALS OF GLACIOLOGY, VOL 37
Fabric development with nearest-neighbor interaction and dynamic recrystallization2002JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH
Folding in strongly anisotropic layers near ice-sheet centers2002ANNALS OF GLACIOLOGY, VOL 35
An analytical approach to deformation of anisotropic ice-crystal aggregates2001Journal of Glaciology
A renewed argument for crystal size control of ice sheet strain rates2000JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH
Sliding versus till deformation in the fast motion of an ice stream over a viscous till2000JOURNAL OF GLACIOLOGY
Strain-rate enhancement at Dye 3, Greenland1999JOURNAL OF GLACIOLOGY

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