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Nice calm weather finally, but high pollution levels

Very calm and nice weather today, 28 February 2018, finally many would say (Figure 1). Hardly any wind and the streets drying up quickly. Figure 1. Windspeed and gusts in Reykjavik on 28 February 2018 (graph from IMO; Veðurstofa Íslands, … Continue reading

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Dust storm 24 and 23 April 2017

Cold, dry and sunny weather in the south in Spring, with strong winds these days. Can only mean one thing, dust storm activity on the south coast of Iceland. Modis image from 24 April 2017 at 12:50 (image courtesy of … Continue reading

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Small, tiny, dust storm on 24 April 2016

A small dust storm (rather than thin cloud) from Markarfljót area, NE of Vestmannaeyjar. The wind direction fits, and does the wind speed around this time.  

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Funded PhD student opportunity

Changes in aerosol particles and natural source material following volcanic eruptions About the project This student opportunity is a part of a 3 year collaborative research project, called “Changes in the health effects impact of aerosol particles and natural source … Continue reading

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New article about ash and health

New article in BMJ open about: A survey of early health effects of the Eyjafjallajökull 2010 eruption in Iceland: a population-based study In short the conclusions are: Short-term ash exposure was associated with upper airway irritation symptoms and exacerbation of … Continue reading

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Article in Icelandic about bank erosion and evolution at Blöndulón reservoir, N-Iceland

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Air quality following the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption, Iceland

A poster presented at the EGU in Vienna and Spring conference of the Icelandic Geology Society in April 2011. The abstract*: High levels of particulate matter due to ash plume and ash re-suspension following the Eyjafjallajökull eruption. Throstur Thorsteinsson1, Thorsteinn … Continue reading

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