Iceland Volcano Update

Met Office: Iceland Volcano Update.

The volcano in Iceland continues to sputter and spew, sending plumes of ash skyward. The random winds distribute over Europe, and aircraft fly or they don’t. The meteorologists suggest it will go on for months – including, I suppose, the weeks we will be in Spain. Prudence suggests money in the bank account, space on the credit cards and a sense of adventure. There could be worse places to be stranded than Andalucia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1ztg0wUqKY

The link above is to a youtube video of the volcano in April.

NASA has a new satellite picture of the cloud available at:

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=43945

The effects of continuing volcanic eruption at the current level remains uncertain. The European Geosciences Union currently is meeting to discuss the volcanic eruptions, among other topics. One speaker, whose remarks are reported at the link below, spoke of the need for improved remote sensing in order to better define the risk to aircraft, and the environment.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8663884.stm

Volcanic eruptions, sinkholes, earthquakes – Mother Nature is restless this spring.

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