Reviewed Papers
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  • Nieves Fernandez-Anez & 42 others. 2021.
    Current Wildland Fire Patterns and Challenges in Europe: A Synthesis of National Perspectives.
    Air, Soil and Water Research, 14, 1 - 19.

  • Ville-Veikko Paunu, Niko Karvosenoja, David Segersson, Susana López-Aparicio, Ole-Kenneth Nielsen, Marlene Schmidt Plejdrup, Throstur Thorsteinsson, Jarkko V. Niemi, Dam Thanh Vo, Hugo A.C. Denier van der Gon, Jørgen Brandt, Camilla Geels. 2021.
    Spatial distribution of residential wood combustion emissions in the Nordic countries: How well national inventories represent local emissions?.
    Atmospheric Environment journal, 264(118712), 1 - 17.

  • Brian Charles Barr, Hrund Olof Andradottir, Throstur Thorsteinsson, & Sigurdur Erlingsson. 2021.
    Mitigation of Suspendable Road Dust in a Subpolar, Oceanic Climate.
    Sustainability, 13(9607), 1 - 16. https://

  • Hanne Krage Carlsen, Evgenia Ilyinskaya, Peter J. Baxter, Anja Schmidt, Throstur Thorsteinsson, Melissa Anne Pfeffer, Sara Barsotti, Francesca Dominici, Ragnhildur Gudrun Finnbjornsdottir, Thorsteinn Johannsson, Thor Aspelund, Thorarinn Gislason, Unnur Valdimarsdóttir, Haraldur Briem & Thorolfur Gudnason. 2021.
    Increased respiratory morbidity associated with exposure to a mature volcanic plume from a large Icelandic fissure eruption.
    Nature Communications, 12(2161), 1 - 12.


  • Mary K. Butwin, Sibylle von Löwis, Melissa A. Pfeffer, Pavla Dagsson-Waldhauserova, Johann Thorsson & T. Thorsteinsson. 2020.
    Influence of Weather Conditions on Particulate Matter Suspension following the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull Volcanic Eruption..
    Earth Interact., 24(6), 1 - 16.

  • Hrund Ó. Andradóttir, Ragna B. Gardarsdóttir & T. Thorsteinsson. 2020.
    Protect Me from What I Want : Understanding Excessive Polluting Behavior and the Willingness to Act.
    Sustainability, 12(14), 5867.

  • Bonjun Koo, Jong-Il Na, T. Thorsteinsson & Ana Maria Cruz. 2020.
    Participatory Approach to Gap Analysis between Policy and Practice Regarding Air Pollution in Ger Areas of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
    Sustainability, 12(8), 3309.

  • M. K. Butwin, M. A. Pfeffer, S. von Löwis, E.W.N. Stören, E. Bali & T. Thorsteinsson. 2020.
    Properties of dust source material and volcanic ash in Iceland.
    Sedimentology, , –.


  • H. O. Andradottir & T. Thorsteinsson. 2019.
    Repeated extreme particulate matter episodes due to fireworks in Iceland and stakeholders’ response.
    Journal of Cleaner Production, , –.

  • Mary K. Butwin, S. von Löwis, M. A. Pfeffer, & T. Thorsteinsson. 2019.
    The Effects of Volcanic Eruptions on the Frequency of Particulate Matter Suspension Events in Iceland.
    Journal of Aerosol Science, 128, 99–113.


  • Edita Tverijonaite, Rannveig Ólafsdóttir, Throstur Thorsteinsson. 2018.
    Accessibility of protected areas and visitor behaviour: A case study from Iceland.
    Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 24, December 2018: 1-10.

  • Tom Mockford, Joanna E. Bullard and Throstur Thorsteinsson. 2018.
    The dynamic effects of sediment availability on the relationship between wind speed and dust concentration.
    Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, doi: 10.1002/esp.4407.

  • Boy, M. and Thomson, E. S. and Acosta Navarro, J.-C. and Arnalds, O. and Batchvarova, E. and Back, J. and Berninger, F. and Bilde, M. and Dagsson-Waldhauserova, P. and Castarede, D. and Dalirian, M. and de Leeuw, G. and Dragosics, M. and Duplissy, E.-M. and Duplissy, J. and Ekman, A. M. L. and Fang, K. and Gallet, J.-C. and Glasius, M. and Gryning, S.-E. and Grythe, H. and Hansson, H.-C. and Hansson, M. and Isaksson, E. and Iversen, T. and Jonsdottir, I. and Kasurinen, V. and Kirkevag, A. and Korhola, A. and Krejci, R. and Kristjansson, J. E. and Lappalainen, H. K. and Lauri, A. and Lepparanta, M. and Lihavainen, H. and Makkonen, R. and Massling, A. and Meinander, O. and Nilsson, E. D. and Olafsson, H. and Pettersson, J. B. C. and Prisle, N. L. and Riipinen, I. and Roldin, P. and Ruppel, M. and Salter, M. and Sand, M. and Seland, O. and Seppa, H. and Skov, H. and Soares, J. and Stohl, A. and Ström, J. and Svensson, J. and Swietlicki, E. and Tabakova, K. and Thorsteinsson, T. and Virkkula, A. and Weyhenmeyer, G. A. and Wu, Y. and Zieger, P. and Kulmala, M. 2018.
    Interactions between the atmosphere, cryosphere and ecosystems at northern high latitudes.
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 2018: 1–82., DOI: 10.5194/acp-2018-733.


  • Monika Wittmann, Christine Dorothea Groot Zwaaftink, Louise Steffensen Schmidt, Sverrir Guðmundsson, Finnur Pálsson, Olafur Arnalds, Helgi Björnsson, Throstur Thorsteinsson, and Andreas Stohl. 2017.
    Impact of dust deposition on the albedo of Vatnajökull ice cap, Iceland.
    The Cryosphere, 11: 741 – 754. doi: :10.5194/tc-11-741-2017. Paper on publisher web site.

  • Matthew C. Baddock, Tom Mockford, Joanna E. Bullard and Throstur Thorsteinsson. 2017.
    Pathways of high-latitude dust in the North Atlantic.
    Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 459: 170 - 182. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.11.034. Paper on publisher web site.


  • Monika Dragosics, Outi Meinander, Tinna Jónsdóttir, Tobias Dürig, Gerrit De Leeuw, Finnur Pálsson, Pavla Dagsson-Waldhauserová, Throstur Thorsteinsson. 2016.
    Insulation effects of Icelandic dust and volcanic ash on snow and ice.
    Arabian Journal of Geosciences 9: 126. dos:10.1007/s12517-015-2224-6.

  • Jamie McQuilkin, Ragna B. Garðarsdóttir, Throstur Thorsteinsson, Shalom H. Schwartz. 2016.
    An Icelandic translation and validation of the revised 19-value Portrait Values Questionnaire.
    Personality and Individual Differences 101: 428–434. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2016.06.050. (Paper on publisher web site)

  • Ragnhildur Gudrun Finnbjornsdottir, Hanne Krage Carlsen, Throstur Thorsteinsson, Anna Oudin, Sigrun Helga Lund, Thorarinn Gislason, Vilhjalmur Rafnsson. 2016.
    Association between Daily Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure and Incidence of Emergency Hospital Visits: A Population-Based Study.
    PLoS ONE 11(5): e0154946. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154946. (Paper on publisher web site)

  • Joanna E. Bullard, Matthew Baddock, Tom Bradwell, John Crusius, Eleanor Darlington, Diego Gaiero, Santiago Gassó, Gudrun Gisladottir, Richard Hodgkins, Robert McCulloch, Cheryl McKenna Neuman, Tom Mockford, Helena Stewart, Throstur Thorsteinsson. 2016.
    High Latitude Dust in the Earth System.
    Reviews of Geophysics : DOI: 10.1002/2016RG000518. (Paper on publisher web site)


  • Hanne Krage Carlsen, Thorarinn Gislason, Bertil Forsberg, Kadri Meister, Throstur Thorsteinsson, Thorsteinn Jóhannsson, Ragnhildur Finnbjornsdottir and Anna Oudin. 2015.
    Emergency Hospital Visits in Association with Volcanic Ash, Dust Storms and Other Sources of Ambient Particles: A Time-Series Study in Reykjavík, Iceland.
    Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12(4): 4047 - 4059. (Paper on publisher web site)


  • Þröstur Þorsteinsson. 2014.
    Árstíðabreytingar í tíðni gróðurelda á Íslandi.
    Náttúrufræðingurinn, 84(1-2): 19 - 26.

  • Pavla Dagsson-Waldhauserova, Olafur Arnalds, Haraldur Olafsson, Lenka Skrabalova, Gudmunda Maria Sigurdardottir, Martin Branis, Jindrich Hladil, Roman Skala, Tomas Havratil, Leona Chadimova, Sibylle von Lowis of Menar, Throstur Thorsteinsson, Hanne Krage Carlsen, and Ingibjorg Jonsdottir. 2014.
    Physical properties of suspended dust during moist and low wind conditions in Iceland.
    ICEL. AGRIC. SCI. 27: 25 - 39.

  • Sigurður Björnsson og Þröstur Þorsteinsson. 2013 (prentað 2014).
    Heilsuverndarmörk brennisteinsvetnis og styrkur þess á höfuðborgarsvæðinu.
    Náttúrufræðingurinn 83(3-4): 151 - 158.


  • Ragnhildur Gudrun Finnbjornsdottir, Helga Zoëga, Orn Olafsson, Throstur Thorsteinsson and Vilhjalmur Rafnsson. 2013.
    Association of air pollution and use of glyceryl trinitrate against angina pectoris: a population-based case-crossover study.
    Environmental Health 12: 38. (Paper on publisher web site)

  • Throstur Thorsteinsson, Julia Hackenbruch, Einar Sveinbjörnsson, Thorsteinn Jóhannsson. 2013.
    Statistical assessment and modeling of the effects of weather conditions on H2S plume dispersal from Icelandic geothermal power plants.
    Geothermics 45: 31 - 40. (Paper on Geothermics web site)


  • Hanne Krage Carlsen, Arna Hauksdottir, Unnur Anna Valdimarsdottir, Thorarinn Gislason, Gunnlaug Einarsdottir, Halldor Runolfsson, Haraldur Briem, Ragnhildur Gudrun Finnbjornsdottir, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Thorir Björn Kolbeinsson, Throstur Thorsteinsson, Gudrun Pétursdóttir. 2012.
    Health effects following the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption: a cohort study.
    BMJ Open 2012;2:e001851 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-00185 (Paper on BMJ Open web site)

  • Throstur Thorsteinsson, T. Jóhannsson, A. Stohl, and N. I. Kristiansen. 2012.
    High levels of particulate matter in Iceland due to direct ash emissions by the Eyjafjallajökull eruption and resuspension of deposited ash.
    J. Geophys. Res., 117, B00C05, doi:10.1029/2011JB008756.(Paper on JGR web site)


  • Hanne Krage Carlsen, Thorarinn Gislason, Bryndis Benediktsdottir, Thorir Bjorn Kolbeinsson, Arna Hauksdottir, Throstur Thorsteinsson, Haraldur Briem. 2012.
    A survey of early health effects of the Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption in Iceland: a population-based study.
    BMJ Open 2012;2:e000343. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000343 (Paper on BMJ Open web site)


  • Throstur Thorsteinsson, Guðrún Gísladóttir, Joanna Bullard and Grant McTainsh. 2011.
    Dust storm contributions to airborne particulate matter in Reykjavík, Iceland.
    Atmospheric Environment, 45: 5924 - 5933. (Paper via


  • C. R. Hoyle, V. Pinti, A. Welti, B. Zobrist, C. Marcolli, B. Luo, Á. Höskuldsson, H. B. Mattsson, T. Thorsteinsson, G. Larsen, and T. Peter. 2011.
    Ice nucleation properties of volcanic ash from Eyjafjallajökull.
    Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11: 9911 - 9926. First as discussion paper: Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 11: 17201-17243. (Paper (pdf) on
    Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics web-site).

  • Stohl, A., Prata, A. J., Eckhardt, S., Clarisse, L., Durant, A., Henne, S., Kristiansen, N. I., Minikin, A., Schumann, U., Seibert, P., Stebel, K., Thomas, H. E., Thorsteinsson, T., Tørseth, K., and Weinzierl, B. 2011.
    Determination of time- and height-resolved volcanic ash emissions and their use for quantitative ash dispersion modeling: the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption.
    Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 4333-4351, doi:10.5194/acp-11-4333-2011. (Paper (pdf) on Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics web-site).

  • Olga Kolbrún Vilmundardóttir, Þröstur Þorsteinsson, Borgþór Magnússon og Guðrún Gísladóttir. 2011.
    Landbrot og mótun strandar við Blöndulón.
    Náttúrufræðingurinn, 81(1): 17 - 30. (Ágrip á síðu HÍN)

  • Throstur Thorsteinsson, Borgthor Magnusson, Gudmundur Gudjonsson. 2011.
    Large wildfire in Iceland in 2006: Size and intensity estimates from satellite data.
    International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(1): 17 - 29. (Paper via Taylor Francis online)

  • Erin C. PETTIT, Edwin D. WADDINGTON, William D. HARRISON, Throstur THORSTEINSSON, Daniel ELSBERG, John MORACK, Mark A. ZUMBERGE. 2011.
    The crossover stress, anisotropy and the ice flow law at Siple Dome, West Antarctica.
    Journal of Glaciology, 57(201): 39 - 52.


  • Þröstur Þorsteinsson, Þorsteinn Jóhannsson, Sigurður B. Finnsson og Anna Rósa Böðvarsdóttir. 2010.
    Svifryksmengun um áramót í Reykjavík.
    Náttúrufræðingurinn 80(1-2): 58 - 64.


  • O. K. Vilmundardóttir, B. Magnússon, G. Gísladóttir, Th. Thorsteinsson.  2010.
    Shoreline erosion and aeolian deposition along a recently formed hydro-electric reservoir, Blöndulón, Iceland.
    Geomorphology, 114(4): 542 - 555.


  • Þröstur Þorsteinsson. 2008.
    Aðferðir til að auðkenna stefnuhneigð íss.
    Tímarit um raunvísindi og stærðfræði (RAUST), 6(1): Vefútgáfa 17. nóvember, 2008.

  • Þröstur Þorsteinsson, Borgþór Magnússon, Guðmundur Guðmundsson. 2008.
    Sinueldarnir miklu á Mýrum 2006.
    Náttúrufræðingurinn, 76(3-4): 109 - 119.


  • Pettit, Erin C.; Throstur Thorsteinsson; H. Paul Jacobson; Edwin D. Waddington. 2007.
    The role of crystal fabric in flow near an ice divide.
    Journal of Glaciology, 53(181): 277 - 288.

  • Matsuoka, K., T. Thorsteinsson, H. Bjornsson, and E. Waddington. 2007.
    Anisotropic radio-wave scattering from englacial water regimes, Myrdalsjokull, Iceland.
    Journal of Glaciology, 53(182): 473 - 478.

  • T. Thorsteinsson, S. O. Elefsen, E. Gaidos, B. Lanoil, T. Johannesson, V. Kjartansson, V. P. Marteinsson, A. Stefansson, Th. Thorsteinsson. 2007.
    A hot water drill with built-in sterilization: Design, testing and performance.
    Jökull, 57: 71 - 82.


  • Durand, Gaël; Gagliardini, O.; Thorsteinsson, Throstur; Svensson, Anders; Kipfstuhl, Sepp; Dahl-Jensen, Dorthe. 2006.
    Ice microstructure and fabric: an up-to-date approach for measuring textures.
    Journal of Glaciology, 52(179): 619-630.


  • Throstur Thorsteinsson, E. D. Waddington, and R. C. Fletcher. 2003.
    Spatial and temporal scales of anisotropic effects in ice-sheet flow.
    Annals of Glaciology, 37, pp. 40-48.

  • Throstur Thorsteinsson, C. F. Raymond, G. H. Gudmundsson, R. Bindschadler, P. Vornberger, and I. Joughin 2003.
    Bed topography and stickiness inferred from surface measurements on fast flowing ice streams.
    Journal of Glaciology, 49(167), pp. 481-490.


  • Throstur Thorsteinsson. 2002.
    Fabric development with nearest-neighbor interaction and dynamic recrystallization.
    Journal of Geophysical Research, 107(B1): ECV 3-1 to ECV 3-13.
    Abstract (PDF)

  • Throstur Thorsteinsson and E. D. Waddington. 2002.
    Folding in strongly anisotropic layers near ice sheet centers.

    Annals of Glaciology, 35: 480 - 486.
    Abstract (PDF)



  • K. M. Cuffey, Th. Thorsteinsson and E. D. Waddington. 2000.
    A renewed argument for crystal size control of ice sheet strain rates

    Journal of Geophysical Research, 105(B12), pp. 27889-27894.
    Abstract (PDF).


  • Þröstur Þorsteinsson, E.D. Waddington, K.C. Taylor, R.B. Alley, D.D. Blankenship. 1999.
    Strain rate enhancement at Dye 3, Greenland
    Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 45, No. 150, p. 338-345.
    Abstract (HTML | PDF).

In progress

  • Throstur Thorsteinsson, E. D. Waddington, Th. Thorsteinsson, L. Wilen, G. Lamorey.
    Characterizing fabric anisotropy.


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    Displaying fabric information.