Latest Volcanic ash Stories
About 500 flights were grounded on Tuesday after ash from an Icelandic volcano moved its way through Britain and towards northern Europe.
As Iceland's GrÃmsvÃ¶tn volcano spews ash high into the atmosphere, satellite observations are providing essential information to advisory centers assessing the possible hazards to aviation.
A new study finds that the closing of some European airports last year during and after volcanic eruptions in Iceland was the proper thing to do, and may have saved lives.
New research shows that lightning could be used as part of an integrated approach to estimate volcanic plume properties.
Since its latest series of deadly eruptions, Javaâ€™s Mt Merapi has been spewing volcanic ash clouds into the air.
Twin volcanoes on Russia's far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula erupted on Thursday, pumping massive ash clouds miles into the air, diverting flights and covering nearby towns in thick, heavy ash.
Researchers working with the British Geological Survey (BGS) are studying ash samples collected from the EyjafjallajÃ¶kul volcano that could shed new light on the dispersion of volcanic ash following an eruption.
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Experts say that another volcanic eruption on Iceland could happen again soon, but will likely cause much less chaos than the one that caused air traffic to shutdown earlier this year.
Now that astronomers are finding rocky worlds orbiting distant stars, they're asking the next logical questions: Do any of those worlds have volcanoes?
Volcanic ash is the term for very fine rock and mineral particles less than 2 mm in diameter that are ejected from a volcanic vent. Ash is created when solid rock shatters and magma separates into minute particles during explosive volcanic activity. The usually violent nature of an eruption involving steam (phreatic eruption) results in the magma and perhaps solid rock surrounding the vent, being torn into particles of silt to sand size. The plume that is often seen above an erupting volcano...
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