Latest Volcanic ash Stories
As ash caused by a volcanic eruption crippled European air travel for a fourth straight day on Sunday, hope that the travel restrictions could soon be lifted came in the form of a few successful test flights.
The Icelandic volcano eruption has already crippled European air travel, but the overall economic impact is only beginning to be understood.
In the past, volcanic eruptions have had a cooling effect on the Earthâ€™s climate, but the recent Icelandic eruption is too small to provide any relief from manmade global warming.
Volcanic ash fall could contaminate Icelandâ€™s drinking water in certain areas due to the ongoing Eyjafjallajokull eruption.
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.
The eruption of an Icelandic volcano that sent a huge plume of ash into the atmosphere and caused sweeping disruptions of air traffic over Great Britain and Scandinavia today will likely dissipate in the next several days, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder atmospheric scientist.
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.
The erupting Icelandic volcano that disrupted air traffic across Europe early Thursday worsened as the day went on, causing concern for health authorities in several countries.
New Scripps study of low-frequency sound from Mount St. Helens and Tungurahua volcanoes provides explanation for how the large-amplitude signals from eruptions are produced.
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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