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This article, from the NASA Earth Observatory, describes the formation in 1963 of the new island, Surtsey, off the southern coast of Iceland, and includes a striking satellite image. The site explains the overall geography of the small island and describes how NASA has been monitoring its erosion patterns using satellites.
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Keywords: Iceland, Mid Altantic Ridge, Seafloor spreading, Volcano, converging plate, plate boundary
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 28, 2008 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated: Dec 31, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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AIP Format
(National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, 2004), WWW Document, (http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=4499).
AJP/PRST-PER
Earth Observatory: The Infant Island of Surtsey, Iceland, (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, 2004), <http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=4499>.
APA Format
Earth Observatory: The Infant Island of Surtsey, Iceland. (2006, October 6). Retrieved November 23, 2014, from National Aeronautics and Space Administration: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=4499
Chicago Format
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Earth Observatory: The Infant Island of Surtsey, Iceland. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, October 6, 2006. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=4499 (accessed 23 November 2014).
MLA Format
Earth Observatory: The Infant Island of Surtsey, Iceland. Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004. 6 Oct. 2006. 23 Nov. 2014 <http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=4499>.
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@misc{ Title = {Earth Observatory: The Infant Island of Surtsey, Iceland}, Publisher = {National Aeronautics and Space Administration}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 November 2014}, Month = {October 6, 2006}, Year = {2004} }
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