Laser Geodimeter, Iceland

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Roger Henneberger and Barbara Decker use a laser geodimeter to establish baselines across the rift zone in Iceland. Plate tectonic models indicate that the boundary between the North America Plate and Eurasia Plate in Iceland separates, on average, about 2 centimeters per year.

Photo copyright R.W. Decker.

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