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Icelandic volcano rumbling

Old 1st Aug 2018, 09:44
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Don't get me started on this Scottish minority language that is limited to a small area in the north of this country. In the south west where I am it hasn't been used since the twelfth century and it is being laid on us by the Scottish government in road signs and police vehicles. How much of a waste of money is that to make a whole lot of new road signs that have unreadable and unpronounceable names on them that are foreign to this area?
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Old 1st Aug 2018, 20:57
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tubby and Tangoed......Just the usual bit of fun.

Back in 1979, one of my third-year course options was 'Applied Geomorphology', with Dr. John Doornkamp. We looked at 'volcanic hazards', obviously, but it was only 3 years later, when Eric Moody and his crew took part in the 'Speedbird 9 experiment', that this particular problem was flagged up.
I remember the Heimaey eruption in 1973, but as far as I recall, there was no mention of any effect on NAT or European air traffic. It was an effusive, rather than explosive eruption.
Eyjafjallajökull was a different beastie, but was still quite small. Material from the much larger, but effusive, 1783 Laki eruption, has been found near Baghdad.
Katla, and Hekla are the Icelandic volcanoes to watch, but Bardabunga could be interesting too. A subglacial caldera-collapse hasn't been seen in recent times.
April 2010's result was definitely 'Plate Tectonics one, pilots nil', but that's O.K., because there were no aircraft accidents. Sure, some people may have lost a few bob, but we all lived to travel, safely, on another day.
I remember travelling down the M6 a few years ago, after a well-notified impending westerly gale. I couldn't believe the number of overturned trucks. I remember seeing the ferry, 'Riverdance', on it's side on the beach off Cleveleys, having been at sea during a storm forecasted 3 days previously.
In 2010, there was thankfully no aircraft wreckage, because you all stayed on the ground. There was a TV interview shortly after with his Learmountship, about the hazards of operating jet engines in areas of 'pyroclastic contamination'. He was bang on the money.
Safe flying, as always.

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Old 1st Aug 2018, 22:08
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Laki was the one which was so big it killed many in Britain and Europe due to the sulphur dioxide. This puts things into perspective of the ash cloud stopping our holidays I guess!

Where did Airlines get post 2010 with the ash sensors which I think EasyJet were leading the study into to try and avoid full scale cancellations?
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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 06:33
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I could always send my mother in law............
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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 13:27
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The Icelandic Met Office site has an earthquake page which is always worth keeping an eye on.
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