Tuesday, April 20, 2010

MC2 Post 648 Questions After the Facts


From SciencehowStuffworks.com

How is volcanic ash made?

Inside this Article

   1. How is volcanic ash made?
   2. Creating Volcanic Ash
   3. Is that ash falling from the sky?
   4. Lots More Information
   5. See all Geology articles


Listening to the chit-chat on Leo's TWiT podcast this weekend, I learned
that the Iceland Volcano that is causing so many problems in Europe is actually the smallest of many volcanoes in the region.

From geology.com

Eruption at Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat

An October, 2009 satellite image released by NASA's Earth Observatory.

Link: http:/ /www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://geology.com/nasa/montserrat-volcano/montserrat-volcano-large.jpg&imgrefurl=http://geology.com/nasa/montserrat-volcano/&usg=__TZ7WrQhKfYrwT5s8SkK1K-GDmT0=&h=1177&w=1500&sz=321&hl=en&start=3&itbs=1&tbnid=rbhyQeHvYUVeUM:&tbnh=118&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3DIceland%2BVolcano%2BPictures:%2BA%2BView

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Our partners at GeoEye have also added high-resolution imagery from March 31st of the actual eruption site at Eyjafjallajoekull to the GeoEye Featured Imagery layer. To access it, open Google Earth, open the More category in the Layers panel, and turn on GeoEye Featured Imagery. Then search for Iceland, click on the GeoEye logo at the south end of the island, and then click "View Full Resolution Image in Google Earth" in the window that pops up:

Google Earth:

Again from the TWiT guys, an eruption of a small volcanoe, sometimes triggers an eruption of a bigger one in the region.
Just something to think about,


Image of the Day:

Lightning Streaks Across the Sky as Lava Flows 
from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokul Volcano

Link: http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/04/image-of-the-day-lightning-streaks-across-the-sky-as-lava-flows-from-icelands-eyjafjallajokul-volcan.html

from the Wingman.

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