Science News reports on UB geology research of Iceland’s unusual lava formations

Published November 8, 2013

An article in Science News, the magazine of the Society for Science & the Public, reports on research by UB geologist Tracy Gregg and a colleague, who are the first to offer an explanation for the hollow pillars of lava in Iceland’s picturesque Skaelingar valley. The pillars formed when molten rock oozed over soggy land, where the patches of wet earth between the lobes cooled the hot rock, forming solid crusts, they said.

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