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« on: August 19, 2014, 11:02:20 AM »

It appears that volcanoes under the Vatnajokull area have become more active recently. There is the possibility of a repeat of the air-traffic chaos of the last eruption.
News from Iceland:

http://www.icenews.is/2014/08/18/intense-seismic-activity-in-icelands-bardarbunga-volcano/

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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2014, 11:11:07 AM »

When the last one went up a few years ago we had couriers bringing engine wipes from Shetland on the ferry for emergency analysis before the engineers would let them fly back to Aberdeen. Most of what we found was salt! Unfortunately I couldn't convince them to taste the deposits rather than call me out in the middle of the night.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2014, 09:31:09 PM »

Let's hope they ground air traffic for a few weeks - we had nice clear skies last time it happened - first time I ever remember seeing the sky without contrails.
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 10:24:34 PM »

Seems that's not so likely:

http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-seismic-activity-in-bardarbunga-volcano/

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Current indications are that if an eruption happens it will produce modest amounts of denser ash and only cause local disruption to air travel.  But we know so little about this volcano that she could surprise us.
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 04:25:04 PM »

Katla is going to be the biggie when that goes up. When we were there a couple of years ago we were told that it is the one that Icelanders worry about as it is overdue for going off and has the potential to be the biggest eruption yet.
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 05:18:33 PM »

This page looks interesting http://www.jonfr.com/volcano/
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 09:23:28 PM »

Living where I do under final approach to Heathrow I'd very much welcome a suspension of all flights for several weeks, might get a decent night's sleep!
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2014, 10:00:25 AM »

I have no doubt that once it becomes newsworthy, Iceland will become infested with reporters.
Today's IceNews:

http://www.icenews.is/2014/08/24/latest-news-on-volcanic-activities-in-iceland/
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2014, 10:56:35 AM »

It appears that there will be less of a risk to aviation, now that the volcanic activity has spread out to become a fissure eruption. All fascinating stuff!

http://www.icenews.is/2014/08/29/volcanic-eruption-north-of-vatnajokull/
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2014, 11:36:40 AM »

Watching this all with interest.
Some great graphics of the recent activity here http://baering.github.io/
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2014, 10:02:00 PM »

Thought this was worth a bump as the fissure is spewing lava an estimated 200m in the sky. This is it viewed from 20km
http://www.livefromiceland.is/webcams/bardarbunga
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