Latest Eyjafjallajökull Stories
A joint NOAA/NASA satellite is one of several satellites providing valuable information to aviators about volcanic hazards.
Frequent travelers can agree that flight delays are all too familiar these days. NASA is looking into a potentially dangerous, though much less frequent, problem that has recently caused major disruptions in flight schedules: volcanic eruptions.
A new study, led by Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, suggests the 1960's eruption of Costa Rica's largest stratovolcano was triggered by magma rising from the mantle over a few short months, rather than thousands of years or more, as many scientists have thought.
A new collaborative project called FutureVolc is aimed at trying to improve monitoring of Iceland's volcanoes with newly developed up-to-date sensory equipment.
One of Iceland’s most active volcanoes, Hekla, has been showing signs of potential activity as of late, prompting National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police to declare an “uncertainty phase” for the snow-capped peak.
While piloting a commercial transatlantic flight last year, Captain Klaus Sievers and his crew got a whiff of an unusual odor
Exposure to volcanic ash can increase respiratory symptoms such as an extreme cough, or phlegm.
A modern recurrence of an extraordinary type of volcanic eruption in Iceland could inject large quantities of hazardous gases into North Atlantic and European flight corridors, potentially for months at a time, a new study suggests.
In May 2010, the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull reached the Iberian Peninsula and brought airports to a halt all over Europe.
Eyjafjallajökull is an active stratovolcano that is located in Iceland and is covered by an icecap. It reaches an elevation of 5,417 feet and the ice cap covers an area of thirty-nine square miles. This volcano sits on a magma chamber that is powered by the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and is comprised of andesite and basaltic lavas. The long name of this volcano is a combination of Icelandic words that mean “islands,” “mountains,” and “icecaps.” Although most of its eruptions are...
Katla Volcano, also known simply as Katla, is an active subglacial volcano that is located in southern Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,961 feet and encompasses an area of 230 square miles, making it one of the largest volcanoes in Iceland. Its caldera reaches a diameter of six miles and it is occasionally somewhat covered by the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The volcano was named for its kettle like shape and its name is often given as a female first name. Katla is thought to have...
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