Zur Verbreitung der Strukturböden und Wüsten in Island

Martin Schwarzbach
Stone-rings (and other patterned ground) found in Iceland have often been described. They are mostly relatively small and not caused by permafrost. Their distribution is known only incompletely. Stone-pavements are frequently found in the interior highlands, but there are no stone-rings at least in the rather extended areas which I was able to inspect. The cause is to be sought in the very permeable ground (volcanic tuffs and lavas), combined with the relatively small precipitation....