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Iceland Volcano Eruption
« on: March 21, 2010, 05:02:21 PM »
Last night there was an volcano eruption on Iceland.

Read more here,

http://www.breakingnewsviews.com/03/iceland-volcano-eruption.html

And here is an video of the eruption,

http://blog.belajarseo.com/iceland-volcano-eruption-2010-video.htm
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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 05:35:08 PM »
Lars,
  Thanks for posting this info.  I had not heard that anywhere else.  Really cool video.  I would love to see something like that in person some day. 

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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 05:27:25 AM »
Here is another page with more information.

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert_read.php?cid=25390
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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 02:14:19 AM »
I've been following this and wanted to say thanks again for those pictures that you shared from your holiday.


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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 05:13:06 AM »
I've been following this and wanted to say thanks again for those pictures that you shared from your holiday.

Your welcome, I'm only glad that someone did enjoy viewing my photos.
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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010, 03:21:59 AM »
More news about the eruption.

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http://www.thelocal.se/26082/20100415/

The cloud of ash from the volcano eruption on Iceland has caused interference in Swedish aerospace after the Civil Aviation Authority (Luftfartsverket - LFV) closed the skies in northern Sweden.

The authority introduced the flight ban from 10pm and all air space north of Luleå but expanded the area down to Skellefteå at around 6am on Thursday.

"The cloud of ash is blowing in from Norway and affecting the western parts of Swedish air space," said Susanne Rundström at Swedavia, the firm which operates 14 publicly-owned airports in Sweden.

The forecast for air services for the remainder of Thursday remains uncertain and depends on the winds, said Björn Stenberg at the Civil Aviation Authority.

"There is a risk that we will be forced to close air space along the Norwegian border down to Mora. However we think that we will be able to keep the air space open around Umeå and down the Norrland coast," he said adding that it is most likely that the area will be extended south at around 11am.

All Norwegian air space is closed due to the cloud of ash emanating from the eruption under a glacier in the Eyjafjallajökull area of Iceland, which is the second in Iceland in less than a month.

Flights in the north of the UK are also experiencing disruption with all airports in Scotland closed, with disruptions at Manchester, Liverpool, Stansted, Newcastle and Birmingham.

The aviation authority is monitoring the situation from a centre in London which is tracking the ash clouds.

The measures amid fears that the clouds of ash could damage aircraft engines.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/vaac/data/VAG_1271309704.png
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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2010, 02:55:59 PM »
Air traffic has been severely disrupted across northern Europe by volcanic ash drifting south and east from Iceland.

Airspace was closed or flights cancelled in countries including the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and France.

The ash, which could damage plane engines, came from a volcanic eruption in the south-west of Iceland.

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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2010, 06:09:35 PM »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8623534.stm

At least 48 hours with no flights.
It will be interesting to see a sky without contrails - maybe some climatic effects will be noticed as in the 911 flight grounding in the US.

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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2010, 06:21:03 PM »
Lars, what's the link for the live webcam view? Nevermind!  :grin:
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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2010, 12:10:27 AM »
Here are links to a sat photo from NOAA with a clear view of the ash cloud as it makes its way up through Norway.

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The ash from the Eyjafallajokull Volcano in Iceland swept toward mainland Europe on Thursday, causing air travel chaos as one country after another closed its air space for safety reasons. Volcanic ash can cause jet engines to shut down.  The United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands announced the complete or partial closure of their air space, authorities in each country said, as reported by CNN.


http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Current/VSHiceland105_MTL.jpg

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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2010, 12:57:13 AM »
Major flights restrictions in the UK caused by a huge ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano will remain in place until at least 7pm, the National Air Traffic Service has warned.

The ash turned northern Europe into a no-fly zone on Thursday and left hundreds of thousands of air passengers stranded.
A leading volcano expert said the ash could present intermittent problems to air traffic for six months, if the eruption continued.
Even if the disruption, which has also affected transatlantic flights, is short lived, the financial impact on airlines could be significant, a consultant said.
The International Air Transport Association had said only days ago that airlines were slowly coming out of recession.
The volcano began erupting on Wednesday for the second time in a month from below the Eyjafjallajokull glacier.

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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2010, 01:40:06 AM »
Here you could see how this have affected the flights in Europe.

http://www.flightradar24.com/
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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2010, 03:46:48 AM »
Here in Norway all flights have been cancelled until today were they have some flights from Værnes airport (just temporary), by Trondheim in mid Norway, all others airports are still closed, and you can say it's chaos, but i assume there are bigger airports in Europa that have it more chaotic.

It seems like it is many of those inland travelers that have tried to get on an train, but they are all fully and many people are stuck were they are now.

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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2010, 12:46:10 PM »
Flights across much of Europe will be severely disrupted well into Saturday because of drifting ash ejected from a volcano in Iceland, officials say.

Much of the airspace across northern and western Europe is closed, with fewer than half the usual number of flights expected to operate on Friday.

Hundreds of thousands of passengers in Europe and around the world have been affected.

Scientists say the volcano is still erupting but producing less ash.

More countries imposed either full or partial airspace closures on Friday, while some northern regions began to relax restrictions as the ash cloud slowly drifted south.

Among the latest announcements:

COUNTRIES AFFECTED
Airspace closed:
Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
Hungary (from 1700 GMT)
Latvia
Lithuania
Netherlands
Slovakia
Switzerland (from 2200 GMT)
Partial closures:
Austria (closures from 1600 GMT)
France (northern airspace)
Germany (most airports closed)
Norway (limited flights in north)
Poland (most airports closed)
Republic of Ireland (most airspace opened Friday)
Sweden (northern airspace opened Friday)
UK (near-total closure)

Hungary said it would shut its airspace from 1900 (1700 GMT)
Switzerland said it would follow suit from midnight (2200 GMT)
Romania said it would close airspace over the north-west of the country from 0300 (0000 GMT) on Saturday
A ban on flights over England and Wales was extended to 0600 GMT on Saturday. Flights over a large part of Scottish airspace and Northern Ireland will be allowed to resume from 1800 GMT

Source:BBC
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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2010, 03:46:29 PM »
Here is a picture of were the ash is going.

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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2010, 05:41:54 PM »
I was wondering if the ash was staying at airplane altitudes, or if it was affecting air quality at "people" level yet? 
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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2010, 08:53:44 PM »
I was wondering if the ash was staying at airplane altitudes, or if it was affecting air quality at "people" level yet? 

The experts are saying low risk for people on the ground.

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London, England (CNN) -- The ash from the volcanic eruption in Iceland this week is paralyzing air travel because it is too dangerous for aircraft to fly through it. Those on the ground may be concerned about health effects when the ash falls to Earth, but experts say there is little to worry about.

Article: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/04/16/europe.volcano.health/index.html?hpt=T1

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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2010, 01:56:16 AM »
Slovenia closes airspace from 6:00 am becouse of vulcanic ash cloud.

Live picture from a vulcanic eruption in the south-west of Iceland.
http://eldgos.mila.is/eyjafjallajokull-fra-thorolfsfelli/
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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2010, 09:00:08 AM »
I hope this Volcano doesn't screw up global warming I was hoping for a warm summer.  :eek:
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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2010, 03:25:40 PM »
I was wondering if the ash was staying at airplane altitudes, or if it was affecting air quality at "people" level yet?  

Here is a photo from Kenilworth, Warwickshire in UK



Photo is taken by Matthew Leeke
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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2010, 04:43:02 PM »
I hope this Volcano doesn't screw up global warming I was hoping for a warm summer.  :eek:

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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2010, 01:04:53 AM »
Some of the latest reports from Iceland say that the Eyjafjallajökull eruption is slowing down, but still very active. Another important thing has to be noted besides the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Nearby is a much larger and stronger volcano named Katla, which has a history of corellated eruptions with the Eyjafjallajökull. The all big eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull volcano were followed by an eruption of Katla in the past and its possible that it could be the same with this eruption as well. Then, such an eruption of a much bigger volcano could have a big impact on Earth’s climate. But as for now, that is still a big speculation though.

This is seismic acttivity near Katla volcano:
http://hraun.vedur.is/ja/Katla2009/stodvaplott.html
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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2010, 01:16:14 AM »
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This is seismic acttivity near Katla volcano:
http://hraun.vedur.is/ja/Katla2009/stodvaplott.html

Looking at that chart it would appear with the ramp up that something is going on under Katla.


I hope this Volcano doesn't screw up global warming I was hoping for a warm summer.  :eek:

Never fear, starting in 2011 per the EPA all volcanoes are to be equipped with flue gas scrubbers.   ;) 
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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2010, 08:32:14 AM »
Forecast maps for the spread of the volcanic ash.

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Re: Iceland Volcano Eruption
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2010, 02:55:28 PM »
Photos of lightning caused by electrical discharge within the ash column. Photos was taken by european volcanologist Marco Fulle.





The two other volcanos Hakla and Katla nearby are becoming very active. It will be very interesting on Iceland in next few days.
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