How the ash came about

The crater, originally uploaded by Steingrimur.

Wondering why there’s flight disruption in the UK and Scandinavia? Here’s why.

What intrigues me is that the photographs were uploaded nearly a week ago. What happened in between? Do volcanic eruptions of this sort sometimes decide “No, we won’t spew forth any ash”?

I felt certain that flickr would have photographs of the event. The world of Now is not just about Twitter. It’s about the web. About all of us.

Thank you Steingrimur.

4 thoughts on “How the ash came about”

  1. On dailymotion JP!!! Already on the French Newspaper. The string from data to information to knowledge is already there. Just that the power is not recognised and Mr Brown still believe that people would pay for information…. In the UK, I am sure that even in the new world the old business model would work for Grazzia and the Sun not sure for the rest ;-)

  2. thanks Christian. I flew to the US yesterday, tried to get a birdseye shot but failed. too much cloud cover everywhere when I was passing Iceland. or so the “moving map” told me.

  3. The eruption earlier wasn’t technically the same eruption. It was in Fimmvörðuháls (roughly translated as ‘neck of five mounds’, neck being a name for a certain kind of hill or mountain and mounds being used in the old days as path markers). The eruption then moved under the glacier with a change in it’s chemical composition and nature.

    The current eruption that’s under Eyjafjallajökull (roughly ‘Island Mountain Glacier’, Eyjafjall being the name of the volcano beneath the glacier) proper is also 10-30 times larger than the eruption a week ago. If Katla erupts (which is possible, it’s always followed an Eyjafjallajökull eruption, historically) then that in turn would be 10-30 times larger than this one.

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