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Predicting Icelandic Fire and Shakes

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Science  26 Jan 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5504, pp. 583
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5504.583A

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SAN FRANCISCO-- When 9000 geophysicists gathered here last month for the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, they heard the usual potpourri of earth and planetary sciences, from A (for atmospheric sciences) to V (for volcanology). Subjects included predicting eruptions and earthquakes in Iceland, piggyback monitoring of atmospheric electrical circuits, and odd annual pulsations of the solid earth. (For earlier reports from the meeting, see Science, 19 January, p. 422.)