Latest Volcanic ash Stories
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.
New eruptions from Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull volcano have produced a 1600 km-wide ash cloud over the Atlantic.
The national seismological institute said the Santiaguito volcano showered sand and ash Monday over a large area of western Guatemala in an "unusual" and "violent" eruption.
NEW YORK, April 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Games2win Inc - a top 20 Global online games company announced the release of its online game 'Volcano Flight Control' on its game portal -http://www.gangofgamers.com.
The development of the ash plume from Icelandâ€™s Eyjafjallajoekull volcano between April 17-20 is tracked in this series of Envisat images.
The volcanic eruption in Iceland that has crippled European air travel for days is now beginning to produce molten lava, meaning that less ash should be produced and raising hopes that the existing cloud that has forced flights to be grounded could finally start dispersing.
AMSTERDAM, April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aerospace Laboratory's (NLR) research aircraft has investigated the volcanic ash cloud hovering over the Netherlands.
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.
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...
- Growing in low tufty patches.