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New research shows that lightning could be used as part of an integrated approach to estimate volcanic plume properties.
According to experts, an Icelandic volcano neighboring Eyjafjoell, whose eruptions paralyzed Europe's skies last month, could come to life in the near future.
In the first peer-reviewed scientific paper to be published about the Icelandic volcano since its eruption in April 2010, UK researchers write that the ash plume which hovered over Scotland carried a significant and self-renewing electric charge.
An Internet company from Iceland has capitalized on the volcanic ash plume that led to Europeâ€™s biggest aerial shutdown since World War II by turning the crisis into a charity money-maker.
The development of the ash plume from Icelandâ€™s Eyjafjallajoekull volcano between April 17-20 is tracked in this series of Envisat images.
Over the last three days NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites have provided visible and infrared imagery of the ash plume from the EyjafjallajÃ¶kull volcano in Iceland.
New techniques under development could provide better tracking of volcanic plumes.
Thousands of planes are grounded across Europe due to the spread of volcanic ash following the recent eruption under Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull glacier.
The volcanic eruption in Iceland that has put a halt to air traffic throughout much of Europe could also cause trouble for people with already significant breathing problems.
European air travel was in a state of chaos early Friday morning, as the continued eruption of ash from a volcano in Iceland has forced airports across the continent and in the UK to close.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).