In this part of the exercise you will visit several localities in SE Iceland that were impacted by the Laki 1783 fissure eruption and make observations about the lava flows. At these localities you will use the interactive QTVR images to get a panoramic views of the terrain. This will allow you to zoom in on interesting features. The objective of this part of the exercise is to identify the vent locations for the 1783-1784 eruptions and examine the types of lava flows that were produced by this great eruption.
Geologists examine the area of the Laki 1783-1784 lava flow eruption in SE Iceland.
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Since the time of the eruption in 1783 the surface of the lava flow has been changed as a result of the growth of vegetation. In particular, most of the lava flow is covered by a soft layer of moss.
        Do the following:    

1. Visit the six field localities by clicking the red dots on the map to the left.

2. Describe the features that you see and answer the questions in your field notebook.
Map showing the locations of outcrops (red dots) to visit for the virtual fieldwork exercise.