Posts Tagged ‘ Eyjafjallajökull ’

Visiting Iceland’s volcanic past

May 21st, 2013 | By

Think of Iceland and what is your first thought? Possibly the eruption a couple of years ago of Eyjafjallajökull? Whatever it was our interest was whetted and now we provide the largest number of overseas visitors to Iceland.

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Apr 16th, 2010 | By

UPDATE: 21 APRIL . Flights in the UK were allowed to resume at 22.00 last night subject to each plane being inspected after each flight for ash damage so there will be delays in turnaround times. It will probably take a few days to return to normal for most regular routes but airlines will do their utmost to get back to normal as fast as possible so they can start earning money again.
What have volcanologists learnt from previous eruptions in other parts of the world? And what are the long term consequences for flight and for the climate?

Dust the volcanic ash off your suitcase and take the train

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

We are all smart enough not to travel to flooded areas, but the truth is that natural disasters such as volcanoes do not just affect the area surrounding their location: The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in southern Iceland erupted for the second time in less than a month yesterday, after geoscientists were forwarded of signs of life – after being dormant for nearly 200 years – by the occurrence of 1000s of small earthquakes which started at the end of 2009.