Category Archives: Geophysics

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.

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Holuhraun

Holuhraun eruption still going, since 31 August 2014. The lava is now 1.3 km3, and covers over 80 km2. There is a lot of SO2 gas coming with the eruption, leading to pollution events where the concentration is well above … Continue reading

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Eruption in Holuhraun and air quality considerations

The eruption in Holuhraun (Holu-lava field) has now been active for just over a week; since 31 Agust (if I remember correctly). There is a fair bit of lava that has been extruded, as can be seen on this Landsat … Continue reading

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Iceland at night–Black marble

This crop of Iceland is from the global map made by NASA EOS and NOAA using the Suomi NPP satellite. Show very nicely the sparse populated areas in Iceland. Europe lights up, and the east coast of the USA, and … Continue reading

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New article about H2S plume dispersal

New article about the distribution of H2S from geothermal power plants near Reykjavik, and the conditions that lead to concentration above 50 µg/m3. Throstur Thorsteinsson, Julia Hackenbruch, Einar Sveinbjörnsson, Thorsteinn Jóhannsson. 2013. Statistical assessment and modeling of the effects of … Continue reading

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New article about ash during Eyjafjallajökull eruption

High levels of particulate matter in Iceland due to direct ash emissions by the Eyjafjallajökull eruption and resuspension of deposited ash Throstur ThorsteinssonEnvironment and Natural Resources and Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, IcelandThorsteinn JóhannssonThe Environment Agency of … Continue reading

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Unbelievable ash storm from GrímsvötnVatnajökull

Image from 12:50 (NASA/Rapidfire).

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