Category Archives: Environment

Dust storm in Reykjavik (29 May 2018)

Dry and windy conditions today (after a long period of rain). Figure 1. The weather condition at 13 today for south (west) coast. Windy and dry, wind direction  pointing towards Reykjavik (map from the IMO web site; vedur.is). It is … Continue reading

Posted in Air quality, Dust storms, Environment, Particulate Matter (PM) | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sunny and windy days – dust blowing from south coast

Nice sunny days with strong northerly winds (over 10 m/s) the last couple of days. See weather data (Figure 1), and satellite images from 3 March (Figure 2) and 5 March (Figures 3 and 4). Figure 1. Wind speed and … Continue reading

Posted in Dust storms, Environment, Particulate matter | Leave a comment

New article: “Emergency Hospital Visits in Association with Volcanic Ash, Dust Storms and Other Sources of Ambient Particles: A Time-Series Study in Reykjavík, Iceland.”

New article in Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 12(4): 4047 – 4059. (Paper on publisher web site) Emergency Hospital Visits in Association with Volcanic Ash, Dust Storms and Other Sources of Ambient Particles: A Time-Series Study in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Posted in Air quality, Dust storms, Environment, Eruption, Particulate Matter (PM), Pollution | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Image for “Earlier bird migration”

Addition to https://envnatres.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/earlier-bird-migration/

Posted in Environment | Leave a comment

Earlier bird migration

An interesting study by University of East Anglia (and University of Iceland, Tomas G Gunnarsson) found that individual (adult) birds are not migrating earlier, rather, since they nest earlier, the young birds migrate earlier. So warming climate is allowing the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Environment | 1 Comment

MS Thesis: Yannick Rousseau

Last Tuesday, 1 October, Yannick defended his master’s thesis in Environment and Natural Resources, from Faculty of Earth Sciences, entitled: Impact of climate change on thermal power plants: case study of thermal power plants in France In his thesis Yannick … Continue reading

Posted in Environment | Leave a comment

Presentation about “Ash detection and monitoring”

Ash detection and monitoring.NORDVULK SUMMER SCHOOL 2013: Remote sensing techniques in a dynamic geological setting, Nordic Volcanological Center, Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland. Venue: Kríunes, Kópavogur, Iceland, 17-24 August 2013.

Posted in Environment, Particulate matter, Particulate Matter (PM) | Leave a comment