Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
15-04-2010, 08:10   #1
Sponge Bob
Banned
 
Sponge Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 24,822
The Iceland Volcano Thread

This morning parts of UK Airspace were closed as the ash erupted from the Eyjafjol volcano (starting yesterday) drifted across it. Ths stuff is pretty deadly if it gets into aircraft engine intakes.

The airspace closure so far affects Scotland and NI so far but the cloud is drifting south.

Current visible imagery shows strong drifting ash plumes north of scotland.

Eyjafjallajokull could bang on for years...or stop tomorrow. Its neigbour Ole Dirty Bastard could possibly erupt too. I thought it was time to open a thread to monitor this ash cloud and the volume and force of the eruption because Icelandic volcanos can have a profound effect on weather and always have done.

Last edited by Sponge Bob; 15-04-2010 at 08:15.
Sponge Bob is offline  
(3) thanks from:
Advertisement
15-04-2010, 08:15   #2
Sponge Bob
Banned
 
Sponge Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 24,822
http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/#eyjafjol

At 2300 on 13 April, a seismic swarm was detected below the central part of Eyjafjöll, W of the previous eruption fissures. About an hour later, the onset of seismic tremor heralded an eruption from a new vent on the S rim of the central caldera, capped by Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The eruption was visually confirmed early in the morning on 14 April; an eruption plume rose at least 8 km above the glacier. Meltwater flowed to the N and S. News outlets reported that a circular ice-free area about 200 m in diameter was seen near the summit. Scientists conducting an overflight saw a new 2-km-long, N-S-trending fissure, and ashfall to the E. About 700 people were ordered to evacuate the area, and certain flights were banned from flying N and E of the eruption area. Flooding increased throughout the day, causing road closures and some structural damage.



Geologic Summary. Eyjafjöll (also known as Eyjafjallajökull) is located immediately west of Katla volcano. Eyjafjöll consists of an E-W-trending, elongated ice-covered basaltic-andesite stratovolcano with a 2.5-km-wide summit caldera. Fissure-fed lava flows occur on both the eastern and western flanks of the volcano, but are more prominent on the western side. Although the 1666-m-high volcano has erupted during historical time, it has been less active than other volcanoes of Iceland's eastern volcanic zone, and relatively few Holocene lava flows are known. The sole historical eruption of Eyjafjöll, prior to an eruption in 2010, produced intermediate-to-silicic tephra from the central caldera during December 1821 to January 1823.
Sponge Bob is offline  
15-04-2010, 08:20   #3
Sponge Bob
Banned
 
Sponge Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 24,822
Iceland Weather

The Excellent Icelandic Weather site is monitoring progress of the volcano. Keep an eye on that as your primary source. There was a recent plan to install a weather radar in Eastern Iceland ( they only have one in the west) PRIMARILY to detect Ash from icelandic Volcanoes but it has not been installed yet.

http://en.vedur.is/
Sponge Bob is offline  
15-04-2010, 08:26   #4
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 87,892
Pity this is drfiting south east cos we could have had a nice sunset this evening.
mike65 is offline  
15-04-2010, 08:29   #5
irish1967
Registered User
 
irish1967's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 3,477
The effect of this eruption on air traffic can be clearly seen here

http://www.radarvirtuel.com/

At time of posting there are no planes north of Dublin for the British Isles
irish1967 is offline  
Advertisement
15-04-2010, 08:34   #6
Sponge Bob
Banned
 
Sponge Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 24,822
Looks like ALL Norwegian Airports are closed

http://www.avinor.no/en/avinor/airports

Oslo hs just been closed completely/

Quote:
All air traffic to and from Oslo Airport are cancelled from 10:00 a.m. due to the ash from the volcanic eruption in Iceland. All passengers are encouraged to check with their airline for further information. We'll be back with more information as the situation develops.
Copenhagen is still open as I write

http://www.cph.dk/CPH/UK/MAIN/
Sponge Bob is offline  
15-04-2010, 08:37   #7
Brian
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,580
In Dublin airport now, all flights to the UK are cancelled... Got a concert in London to get to this evening...
Brian is offline  
15-04-2010, 08:43   #8
irish1967
Registered User
 
irish1967's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 3,477
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baza210 View Post
In Dublin airport now, all flights to the UK are cancelled... Got a concert in London to get to this evening...
Even if the airports re-open in the next few hours the backlog is going to be horrendous.
irish1967 is offline  
15-04-2010, 08:46   #9
Sponge Bob
Banned
 
Sponge Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 24,822
We can escape south right now but the plume will be over us by tomorrow night latest. Aer Arann is yer only man after that
Sponge Bob is offline  
Advertisement
15-04-2010, 08:58   #10
Victor Meldrew
Registered User
 
Victor Meldrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 762
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pb_5...yer_embedded#!
Victor Meldrew is offline  
15-04-2010, 09:01   #11
DOCARCH
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 11,741
Quote:
Originally Posted by mike65 View Post
Pity this is drfiting south east cos we could have had a nice sunset this evening.
Evelyn on the radio said that plume should spread into the south east by evening, so you might get your nice sunset.
DOCARCH is offline  
15-04-2010, 09:10   #12
crazyderk
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 999
that website http://www.radarvirtuel.com/ is class!
crazyderk is offline  
Thanks from:
15-04-2010, 09:21   #13
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 87,892
Move it north of the default view!.
mike65 is offline  
15-04-2010, 09:27   #14
Big Nasty
Registered User
 
Big Nasty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 21,765
Will we get any ash fallout from this?
Big Nasty is offline  
15-04-2010, 09:30   #15
maquiladora
Registered User
 
maquiladora's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 11,121
All London airports will be closing within 3 hours.
maquiladora is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet