A temporary break in cloud cover enables Meteosat-9 to view the Eyjafjallajokull ash cloud on May 5/6, 2010. credit: EUMETSAT source: www.eumetsat.int
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An ongoing volcano eruption on Eyjafjalla Glacier (Eyjafjallajokull) in Iceland. The volcanic eruption started on 21 March 2010 beneath the glacier, located on the southern tip of Iceland. Partially clear skies on 24 March enabled Meteosat-9 to catch a glimpse of the hot spot (the short line of very dark pixels). credit: EUMETSAT source: www.eumetsat.int
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Icelandic Volcano Erupts no chemtrails today .. Icelands Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Grounds Planes In & Out Of UK 15. 04.10 “With all the talk about Iceland’s volcanoes, this is just a bit of a no news item, but at Mammoth, they have had two quakes measuring 1.9 in the area. This is a bit more than most of them so I am watching to see if there is anything bigger to come. Most likely they are techtonic. The quakes keep happening, but there isn’t much to discuss…yet. :-)” “Somehow I think this is more then just ice movemenet since it is farly deep down and seems to be getting more intense by the day and hour. And why are the volcnoes of Iceland being monitored by meterologists or weather people? It is not normally there field of study.” !!! Posted by: Chance Metz | March 4, 2010 6:54 PM “Well, it certainly is exciting but we’ve seen a lot of earthquake swarms before that haven’t resulted in an eruption so let’s see. Some of the recent quakes really are quite shallow (2 km) and the RSAM plots show the typical rise you’d expect before an eruption. I wonder if the scientists have other more local signs that we don’t know of that would indicate magma is nearing the surface. BTW here is the link for one of the RSAM plots: hraun.vedur.is Posted by: bruce stout | March 5, 2010 6:50 AM All Above From: scienceblogs.com Icelandic Volcano Erupts So No Sun Reflecting Chemtrails or Contrails TodayTo Be Seen All Day Long !! We’ve Had Clear Blue Skies With NORMAL Fair Weather Clouds All …
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European travelers are expressing relief after news that the volcano in Iceland that was spewing ash over much of Europe is receding. In April, the massive plume of volcanic ash forced much of Europe’s airspace to close. Thousands of flights were cancelled, affecting at least 10 million passengers. MacKenzie Babb reports from London that the volcano’s diminished activity is welcome news, especially as peak vacation period approaches.
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The Icelandic Volcano and Holiday Planning
The Eyjafjallajokull volcano last erupted in 1821 for a period of 14 months and, according to records, every time it does so, it’s neighbor or “angry sister” Katla follows.
Katla, as is suggested by the name ‘angry sister’, is a larger and more violent volcano situated next to it’s Eyjafjallajokull. Currently scientists are monitoring the volcano for any signs of seismic activity similar to those recorded under Eyjafjallajokull just before it’s most recent eruption.
Katla has erupted 16 times since 930 and on different occasions has managed to tear chunks our of the glacier above it causing the Myrdalsjokull glaciers to break and discharge the same amount of water as would be from the amazon, nile and mississippi combined and also dispel smoke clouds so big that ash has been found to settle as far as Scotland.
In the past, the eruptions of both the volcanoes have caused disruption not only in Iceland but also for the whole of the Northern Hemisphere. Dust and sulphur from the ash clouds have been known to travel over much of Europe casting a haze over Norway, The Netherlands, the British Isles, France, Germany, Italy and Spain and according to records, past eruptions may have affected weather up until a few years after the event.
The most recent volcanic eruption has already caused noticeable disruption for holiday-makers, travelers, airlines, travel agents and the government. Initial signs of an eruption first started on 20th March 2010 and the second, more obvious phase started on the 14th April. This was the eruption that led to a huge ash cloud moving over much of Europe and consequently leading to the closure of UK airspace, airports and the cancellation of many inbound and outbound flights between the 15th and 20th April.
The decision to close the airspace above the UK was made as The National Air Traffic Service warned that the volcanic ash present in the cloud spreading across Europe posed a significant safety thready to aircraft.
It is unsure as to whether the volcano will erupt again and how much disruption will be caused in the future due to the ash clouds, which is why it is incredibly important to be stringent with any holiday plans that are made during this period and to make sure you are prepared for any eventuality.
Make sure to check with your travel agent, flight provider, airport parking provider, insurance company, holiday home, bank and whoever else may be involved win any aspect of your holiday to check their policies surrounding problems with traveling and the volcano. You do not want to be caught short if you end up stuck abroad or alternatively, stuck in the UK when you should be on holiday.
It is important to make sure you have an extra supply of money in a climate such as this, to ensure that if you are stuck abroad, need to change your flights, stay an extra night of couple of nights in different accommodation, make special arrangements to get home or in any other number of situations that may arise that it is possible to do so. It is also important to check companies policies on cancellations and amendments etc so that you are able to change your flights, extend your airport parking, extend your stay in a holiday home or change the dates of your holiday if you end up stuck at home.
All this extra care and hassle may seem an annoying addition to holiday planning stress but it will only make sure that you are prepared and if anything lead to a more relaxed and smooth running holiday.
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The After Effects of the Iceland Volcano
Article by Michelle Stevens
It came and went and in-between caused damage that cost billions of pounds. The ash from the Iceland volcano was a freak of nature. It hasn’t caused damage like that before and possibly may not happen again. For the couple of weeks that it was spewing forth ash, the volcano brought Europe to a standstill.
The airlines were hit the heaviest. People couldn’t fly to or from many European countries. This meant millions and millions of people were left stranded. Many of these had to be compensated – the cost which went into the billions of pounds. For the already cash-strapped and debt-heavy airlines, this was the last thing they needed.
It just wasn’t the small people who were affected – international sporting events were dragged into this as well. Barcelona was playing Inter Milan in the Champions League and had to take a bus from Spain to Italy. This was a 17 hour bus ride that they had to take. In the 21st century, this is the last kind of thing that elite athletes are used to. Similarly Liverpool had to make their way to Madrid and Fulham had to go to Hamburg.
They had to get through it the same way everyone else did. Read books, read the newspapers, listen to music and play games. Games were a popular way of getting through it as they allow one to kill a lot of time as well as win things. Online casinos registered an increase in activity during the time the ash was in the air. Games such as poker and roulette experienced more activity.
Most of the affected travelers were British and it was estimated that the affect on air travel was greater than that of what happened following the September 11 terrorist attacks. This does make sense as the affect on air travel happened a lot longer than what occurred in September. It created issues that previously weren’t aware would be problems. For instance, Bangladesh travelers who had been flying and in transit in Brussels didn’t have visas for Belgium as they just thought they were stopping over there – just being the case, they weren’t able to leave the airport.
Likewise the same thing happened to Indian tourists who stopped over in Germany. Some British travelers faced the same issue in India and left the airport without having a visa. They got in trouble with the immigration authorities because of this but they are hoping that the complications regarding the volcano will be accepts as mitigating circumstances. You would hope that common sense will prevail.
Additionally international celebrities and world leaders were affected by the travel restrictions. The likes of Vladimir Putin, Jens Stoltenberg, Tony Blair and the Prince of Wales couldn’t go where they wanted to because of the impact of the ash. It is alleged that John Cleese took a taxi from Oslo to Brussels and paid around 3,300GBP for it. The journey took some 15 hours and took Cleese trough a number of countries.
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Michelle Stevens is a well known journalist that writes for many newspapers and online news sites. She has recently written a number of articles on the mathematical equations that help create the progressive jackpots that have become very popular lately.