Scientists forecast decades of ash clouds
May 16, 2010 - The recent volcanic eruption from Iceland may be just a beginning to a cycle of heavy volcanic activity there. Scientists have analyzed the timeline of 205 eruptions in Iceland, spanning the past 1,100 years, and found that they occur in regular cycles. Another such cycle is due to begin now. The current volcanic activity could go on for months or years.
- At least three other big Icelandic volcanoes are building towards an eruption, according to Thor Thordarson, a volcanologist at Edinburgh University.
- Source: Times Online - UK
- Volcanic ash cloud forecast (up to 18 hours)
- New rules to aid ash flight chaos - BBC
- Air France
- Volcanic cloud over Europe - Air France
Developments in volcanic ash affecting air travel
Apr. 19, 2010 - Here are some of the effects of the Islandic ash cloud:
- - British Airways is losing about 15 million to 20 million British pounds ($23 million to $30 million) a day.
- - Ten Russian airports canceled a total of 411 flights Monday morning, leaving nearly 35,000 passengers stranded.
- - Paris' Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports will remain closed until 8 a.m. (2 a.m. ET) Tuesday by order of the French Civil Aviation Authority.
- Source: CNN
- Iceland volcano: Amazing pictures show apocalyptic scene as wall of black fog covers the country in darkness - Daily Mail - UK
- - NewsMax
- Volcanoes: be afraid, be very afraid - the supervolcano is coming - Sydney Morning Herald
- Iceland volcano affected by major Sunspot Cycle that will occur from 2010 to 2015, which will intensify volcanoes, earthquakes, super storms and disrupt satellites - Bill Koenig
Volcanic ash cloud drifts east, flight disruptions get even worse in Europe
Apr. 16, 2010 - Wednesday's erruption of a volcano beneath Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull glacier has resulted in massive flight cancellations in Europe.
Flights were halted at Europe's two busiest airports: Heathrow in London and Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.
- Fearing that microscopic particles of highly abrasive hash could endanger passengers by causing aircraft engines to fail, authorities shut down air space over Britain, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Belgium.
- Source: Newser
- Europe faces prolonged air chaos - BBC
- The eruption that changed Iceland forever Iceland's Laki eruption of June 8, 1783 - BBC
- Iceland volcano: Air passenger rights - BBC
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