This blog provides a commentary on landslide events occurring worldwide, including the landslides themselves, latest research, and conferences and meetings. The blog is written on a personal basis by Dave Petley, who is the Wilson Professor of Hazard and Risk in the Department of Geography at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

This blog is a personal project that does not seek to represent Durham University.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Helicopter images of the Mid-Atlantic ridge in Iceland

I am in the middle of a somewhat chaotic week of travel - Durham, London, Iceland, Durham, London, Padua, London, Brussels, London, Durham, all in a week.  However, this started with an amazing weekend, in which Michele and I went to Iceland to celebrate a significant birthday.  On the day that we arrived, in glorious weather, we chartered a helicopter to fly over the Mid-Atlantic rift and other sites on the so-called Golden Circle. This is a somewhat expensive thing to do, but the views were quite unbelievable and it was a once in a lifetime experience.  I thought I'd reproduce a few of the images here:

So first of all, this was our chariot - a Bell 407.  You will see that we also made a stop on a glacier en route:

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