Latest Volcanic ash Stories
A volcano in western Indonesia that has been dormant for more than 400 years erupted for the second straight day Monday, blasting hot ash more than a mile into the air and forcing the evacuation of 30,000 people in the region.
A team of scientists has returned to the North Atlantic to gather more data on the Icelandic volcanic eruption that took place earlier this year.
Millions of years ago, volcanic eruptions in North America were more explosive and may have significantly affected the environment and the global climate.
Following the eruption of Icelandâ€™s Eyjafjallajoekull volcano that spewed huge amounts of ash and grounded numerous flights, more than 50 experts from around the world gathered at a workshop to discuss what has been learned and identify future opportunities for volcanic ash monitoring.
PHOENIX, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it will be analyzing the effects of ash ingestion in two of its TPE331 turboprop engines used to gather scientific data during recent volcanic eruptions and flights into the subsequent ash cloud over Europe.
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.
A visible satellite image on Wednesday, May 12 at 13:10 UTC (9:10 am EDT) from NASA's Aqua satellite's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano's ash plume (brown).
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.
Some German airlines leveled their criticism against the forecasts of the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VAAC) in London on the spread of the ash cloud over Europe, as these forecasts did not provide any precise information on the ash concentration in the atmosphere.
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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