Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
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Description Mrdalsjkull is an ice cap in the south of Iceland. It is to the north of Vk Mrdal and to the east of the smaller ice cap Eyjafjallajkull. Between these two glaciers is Fimmvruhls pass. Its peak reaches 1,493 m (4,898 ft) in height and in 1980 it covered an area of 595 km2 (230 sq mi). Before the Hringvegur (the main ring road round the island) was built, people feared traversing the plains in front of the volcano because of the frequent jkulhlaups (glacial floods) and the deep rivers to be crossed, although the road is still vulnerable to major events. Especially dangerous was the glacial flood after the eruption of 1918 when the coastline was extended by 5 km (3.1 mi) by laharic flood deposits. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The icecap of the glacier covers an active volcano called Katla. The caldera of the volcano has a diameter of 10 km (6 mi) and the volcano erupts usually every 4080 years. The last eruption took place in 1918. Scientists are actively monitoring the volcano, particularly after the eruption of nearby Eyjafjallajkull began in April 2010. Since the year 930, 16 eruptions have been documented. The Eldgj, a volcanic eruption fissure about 30 km (19 mi) long, which erupted in the year 936, is part of the same volcanic system. Mrdalsjkull is an exceedingly wet location, with models suggesting it receives more than 10 metres of precipitation annually.