Annual meeting on IMBALANCE-P Iceland sites

Excellent working sessions at the annual meeting on Imbalance-P icelandic sites in Sitges. Interesting and valuable presentations that will enable to advance in the study of how various ecosystem processes are affected by temperature.

This sites are being investigated to study a natural soil warming generated by the earth-quake that shocked S-Iceland in May 2008.

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ForHot team in Sitges, March 2019.

On May 29, 2008, there was an earthquake in S-Iceland that measured 6.3 on the Richter scale. One of its many implications was that geothermal systems close to its epicentre were disturbed. At Reykir, one of the campuses of the Agricultural University of Iceland, one such geothermal system moved from its previous location, to a new and previously “cold” area. The new belowground geothermal channels (in the bedrock) resulted in soil temperature to increase in the new area that is ca. 4 ha in size.