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  • Quirk, Sigríður Júlía (University of Iceland, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, 2019-04)
    The pneumococcus is a major human pathogen that causes morbidity and mortality worldwide. Pneumococci are normally carried asymptomatically in the nasopharynx of healthy pre-school children. Pneumococcal infections can range from acute otitis media ...
  • Schmidt, Louise Steffensen (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Earth Sciences, 2019)
    This dissertation describes the research results from applying regional climate models (RCMs) to simulate the near-past and future evolution of Vatnajökull, the largest ice cap in Iceland, and investigate the sensitivity of ablation to albedo and spring ...
  • Magnúsdóttir, Edda (Faculty of Life and Environmental Science, University of Iceland, 2017-05-19)
    The cyclically-repeated song of the male humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is an important social display on their breeding grounds, functioning in male-male interactions and/or as a reproductive display to attract females. The songs are gradually ...
  • Óladóttir, Hanna (Háskóli Íslands, Hugvísindasvið, Íslensku- og menningardeild, 2017-09-08)
    Í rannsókninni er sjónum beint að þeim hugmyndafræðilega grunni sem málfræðikennsla í grunnskólum á Íslandi, skólamálfræðin, byggist á til að leggja til umræðunnar um hvað eigi að kenna í málfræði og hvers vegna. Gengið er út frá að nemendur þurfi ...
  • Viðarsson, Heimir Freyr van der Feest (2019-12-15)
    This thesis is a study of the interface between sociolinguistics and syntax, focusing on 19 th -century Icelandic and the implementation of a national standard language from a syntactic perspective. Icelandic is noted for relatively successful and ...
  • Jónsson, Jón Örvar G. (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, 2019-09)
    Soils are an important natural capital that provides multiple services to humans including provisioning food, feed and fibre, water filtration and stabilizing climate. Soil security and soil sustainability are the basis for obtaining many of the UN ...
  • Gopalan, Giridhar Raja (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Physical Sciences, 2019-08)
    The purpose of this thesis is to develop spatio-temporal statistical models for glaciology, using the Bayesian hierarchical framework. Specifically, the process level is modeled as a time series of computer simulator outputs (i.e., from a numerical ...
  • Memon, Mohammad Shahbaz (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, 2019-09)
    Scientific communities engaging in big data analysis face numerous challenges in managing complex computations and the related data on emerging and distributed computing infrastructures. Large-scale data analysis requires applications with simplified ...
  • Einarsson, Bergur (Bergur Einarsson, 2018-05-23)
    Continuous GPS measurements on three broad and gently sloping temperate ice-cap outlets in southern and western Vatnajökull, southeast Iceland, and in northern Hofsjökull, central Iceland, are the subject of this thesis. The measurements show events ...
  • Reynolds, Hannah Iona (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Earth Sciences, 2017-12-18)
    Thermal anomalies are observed at many volcanoes, resulting from geothermal and magmatic activity, and are usually difficult to quantify since the measurement of heat fluxes from the ground to the atmosphere is subject to large uncertainties. However, ...
  • Asgeirsdottir, Hildur Gudny (University of Iceland, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, 2019-02-08)
    Bakgrunnur og markmið: Meirihluti einstaklinga upplifir streitu og áföll á ævinni. Streita og áföll hafa í för með sér aukna áhættu á geðröskunum sem geta leitt til alvarlegri útkoma, eins og aukinnar áhættu á sjálfsvígshugsum sjálfsskaða, ...
  • Butwin, Mary (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Earth Sciences, 2019-08-27)
    Dust is an important component of the earth-atmosphere system, affecting amongst other things air quality, vegetation, infrastructure, animal and human health. Iceland produces a large amount of dust, with dust storms reported frequently especially ...
  • Torres de Miranda Pinto, Julian (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, 2019-06-11)
    Steelmakers should consider diverting capital to the end-of-life services that promote circularity as a new strategy towards resource ownership retention and raw material selfsufficiency. These hold the key to curbing steel supply concerns in the ...
  • Rohatgi, Neha (University of Iceland, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, 2016-12)
    Studying human metabolism is crucial for the understanding of diseases and improvement of therapy as metabolic alterations are central to a number of human diseases. A variety of experimental disciplines, such as biochemistry, biophysics and systems ...
  • Liashko, Sergei Y. (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Physical Sciences, 2017-11)
    Microscopic magnetic particles can be found in a wide range of systems, from asteroids in outer space and minerals in the Earth’s crust to living organisms on land and in the ocean. Often they determine critical functional properties of these systems ...
  • Ísleifsson, Sumarliði R. (Háskólaútgáfan, Sagnfræðistofnun Háskóla Íslands, 2015)
    Þessi bók, Tvær eyjar á jaðrinum. Ímyndir Íslands og Grænlands frá miðöldum til miðrar 19. aldar, fjallar um ytri ímyndir eða framandleika Íslands og Grænlands, frá því um 1100 og fram um 1850. Ímyndafræðin fjalla ekki síst um það hvernig ímyndir landa ...
  • Bjarnason, Thorarinn Arni (University of Iceland, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, 2019-06)
    Sykursýki 2 (SS2) og forstig SS2 eru þekktir áhættuþættir æðakölkunar og alvarlegra fylgikvilla hjarta- og æðasjúkdóma. Skimun sjúklinga með brátt kransæðaheilkenni (BKH) með sykurþolsprófi hefur gefið til kynna hátt algengi ógreindrar SS2 og forstigs ...
  • Macdonald, Jed Ian; Macdonald, Jed Ian (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, 2019-05)
    Movements of animals en masse are impressive phenomena that continue to fascinate scientists of all persuasions. Fishes display some of the most striking examples, and an extensive literature has explored the subject in marine species with long ...
  • Sigurðsson, Þorgeir (University of Iceland, School of Humanities, Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies, 2019-06-03)
    ARINBJARNARKVIÐA is an Old Norse poem in the kviðuháttr meter. It is composed in praise of Arinbjǫrn Þórisson, a friend of the skald Egill Skallagrímsson. The only source of the poem, except for a few citations in scholarly work, is page 99v in the ...
  • Ala-Mantila, Sanna (University of Iceland, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2017-05-05)
    Cities are engines of growth and productivity. In addition, great expectations are set upon these agglomerations to contribute to development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own. ...