Category Archives: Eruption

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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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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Dust and ash storms in Iceland today

Sediments from pro-glacial lakes near Langjökull, and ash from the Eyjafjalljökull and Grímsvötn eruptions (most likely mixture of those) were blowing around today ! MODIS image taken 2011-09-09 at 11:30 (NASA/Rapidfire). MODIS image taken 2011-09-09 at 13:25. MODIS image 2011-09-09 … Continue reading

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Ash storm off Vatnajökull glacier surface

Grímsvötn, the site of a recent eruption, is located where “T” in Vatnajökull is on this map (from LMI.is). Last Sunday, 7 August 2011, around 14:05 there was a visible ash storm stemming from the Grímsvötn area. This image at … Continue reading

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