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Iceland volcano from Space: The Dramatic Ash Plume Engulfing Britain and 'Nightmarish Face'
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 16th 2010 | Calire Bates

Posted on 04/16/2010 8:43:42 PM PDT by Steelfish

Iceland volcano from Space: The Dramatic Ash Plume Engulfing Britain and 'Nightmarish Face' Seen From Above [Pics in URL] CLAIRE BATES 16th April 2010

Created deep in the volcanic bowels of Iceland, this is the dramatic plume of ash engulfing the UK as seen from space. The hazy cloud spewing from the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano was captured by the Modis instrument on board Nasa's Terra and Aqua satellites, which view the entire Earth's surface once every two days. Modis was designed to respond rapidly so it can track natural disasters such as floods and forest fires in near real time.

The plume from the Icelandic volcano - seen as a grey-brown streak drifting across the middle of the image - is visible from space. It was imaged by the Modis instruments on two Nasa satellites as it blew towards the Shetland Islands In this natural-colour image taken yesterday, we can see the volcanic plume moving south-easterly from southern Iceland. It blows past the Faroe Islands and arcs slightly towards the north near the Shetland Islands. The tan hue indicates a fairly high ash content.

The spread of volcanic ash prompted authorities in the UK, Ireland, France, and Scandinavia to close airspace over their countries. The airspace closure had a ripple effect, disrupting flights all over the world. Unlike the soft, fluffy material that results from burned vegetation, volcanic ash consists of tiny jagged particles of rock. (snip)

It is not known how long the airspace closures will last because it depends on how long the volcano continues to erupt as well as wind direction. The scream: A radar image shows the crater of Eyjafjallajokull in southeast Iceland, which looks like the nightmarish face painted by Edvard Munch

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science; Travel; Weather
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; iceland; volcano
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1 posted on 04/16/2010 8:43:43 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
A radar image shows the crater of Eyjafjallajokull in southeast Iceland, which looks like the nightmarish face painted by Edvard Munch

The image made me think of Jack Skellington for some reason.

2 posted on 04/16/2010 8:50:36 PM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: Steelfish

Can we assume that Iceland has used up all of it’s Carbon Credits?
Will Lindsey G. ask US taxpayers to subsidize the unforeseen overrun?


3 posted on 04/16/2010 8:53:11 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Steelfish

4 posted on 04/16/2010 8:57:31 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 449 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: J Edgar
That is definitely a LOL. I wonder if anyone can pronounce the name of that volcano... or spell it out phonically.. They could have called it big pile of ice. Much easier to say......
5 posted on 04/16/2010 8:57:35 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Steelfish

My understanding is that the last time this thing blew off, it went for two years. That’s gonna put one serious piece of hurt on air traffic in the Euro area.


6 posted on 04/16/2010 8:57:40 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: null and void

Massive by any dimension- thanks for the pic post.


7 posted on 04/16/2010 8:59:43 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: goat granny

The accent is on the o.


8 posted on 04/16/2010 9:02:42 PM PDT by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: goat granny

Best guess on the name: Eyafyallayerkel (er is the best I can do for phonetecizing an umlauted o).


9 posted on 04/16/2010 9:04:55 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I was watching the news today and a spokesman said the airlines were losing $200,000,000 a day. People are stranded all over that part of the world. Read somewhere that they were going to start running out of fresh fruit and veggies. What a disaster.


10 posted on 04/16/2010 9:07:26 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: MamaB

Wonder if that is a “gross” number or a “net” one. I’d suspect grosss. Either way, all forms of transportation are unquestionably in a world of hurt. Plus...aren’t the German railroads on strike as well? I’ve heard a few stories of 3-day campouts at the various airports over there. That would really, really suck.


11 posted on 04/16/2010 9:15:02 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

He did not say but I think he said people were stranded in SF, too. Wonder why that was the only city in this country which was mentioned. Just what are all those people going to do?


12 posted on 04/16/2010 9:23:40 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: goat granny

Try: EYE OFF YALLA YOKUL (Yokull means “volcano,” I guess)


13 posted on 04/16/2010 9:32:13 PM PDT by redhead ("If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." --Ronald W. Reagan)
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To: Little Pig

Pronounced EYE-a-fyat-la-jo-kutl.


14 posted on 04/16/2010 9:33:04 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Waverunner

Thats a LOL and absolutly no help to me what so ever..:O) but witty...


15 posted on 04/16/2010 9:44:56 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Little Pig; Waverunner

You have both been most informative......NOT....but laughing is good for you...:O)


16 posted on 04/16/2010 9:47:52 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: redhead

Well, your guess is better than mine... I wouldn’t know where to start...Just glad its not my last name....


17 posted on 04/16/2010 9:52:58 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I am sheduled to go to Iceland and the Faroe Island next years, guess I will have some more ash to go with my Mt. St. Helens.


18 posted on 04/16/2010 9:59:21 PM PDT by razorback-bert (So many questions, so few answers about Barry.)
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To: Steelfish

I am stuck in London. My 3-day trip is now gawd knows how long. Here is my experience as the event unfolded.

Thursday I was supposed to fly back to the states. Then the mess happened. Here is my story.

The airport was a mess.

I was booked Premium Economy on Virgin. Personal travel ya’know.

When I arrived Thursday at Heathrow for the flight back, I checked in and was told the flight would go and I then headed to the American Airlines lounge because I am a member and could relax in relative comfort.

As I waited, American started cancelling flights and I became concerned, as Virgin still showed on-time departure.

American continued to cancel flights but Virgin did not and soon the American lounge was empty and I had all the food to myself. Then the Virgin flight was cancelled.

I then called Virgin. After a long time on hold, Virgin picked up and after a chat they told me that because my booking was done through a travel agent they can’t help me. Told me to contact the agency that made the booking. Okay.

I called the travel agency, and after a long wait and short chat, was told they would call me back.

I waited and waited and waited and eventually they did call back. I explained the situation and was then told she would call me back.

She did.

No help, was told I need to deal with Virgin at the airport.

Argh.

So, Virgin tells me to contact the travel agency and the agency tells me to deal with Virgin. Great.

I wandered to the Virgin “transfer” desk and was told, as expected, to contact the travel agent. I contained my frustration but insisted upon service as I was standing right there! Virgin relented and decided to help one of their passengers.

After sorting alternate air travel details for Friday, you would think my ordeal was over——it wasn’t.

While I had not left the country I still had to go back through immigration/arrivals.
No kidding.

I wandered to arrivals and, wow, a mess.

There were literally thousands jammed into the arrivals hall. Seriously. The room was so full that the crowd was backed-up onto the ramp leading to the arrivals hall. Argh. And I hadn’t even left the country

I was forced to go through this mess!

Apparently, many flights were diverted to Heathrow, to include several Air India flights full of smelly people and noisy children.

There I was, stuck in the middle of thousands and I had no legitimate reason to be there.

I saw the Fast Track line and went over to it. Not so fast, some airport drone told me, I was not allowed to enter Fast Track because I didn’t have a fast track pass. Bah, I insisted I shouldn’t be here in the first place as I NEVER LEFT THE COUNTRY and would use Fast Track! I stayed in the line.

When after an hour in the Fast Track line, I arrived at a passport check station. The immigration officer was confused because I hadn’t filled out an arrivals card. I again explained I NEVER LEFT THE COUNTRY, that I had filled out the arrival card when I arrived and because I NEVER LEFT THE COUNTRY I shouldn’t have to fill out another card.

The guy finally had a spark inside the bureaucratic brain and relented and let me in.

Whew. Such an ordeal.

So, I am feeling quite worn out by the whole situation, wondering if I will get home before I go bankrupt.

Signing off from London. . .
.


19 posted on 04/16/2010 10:22:45 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: MamaB

See my Post 19.

I am seriously thinking of a cruise ship to get home.


20 posted on 04/16/2010 10:25:54 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka

Tried that on Sept 14, 2001. Would have taken me from a few blocks from where I was stuck to a few blocks from my home. Unfortunately, I would have been getting on in the middle of the voyage and getting off in the same country and I guess there was some law saying that was not allowed.


21 posted on 04/16/2010 10:44:51 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (Im running for the US Senate for a simple reason, I want to win a Nobel Peace Prize - Rubio)
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To: Hulka

I’m in LOndon too and while they say the ash is no threat, my nasal passages and throat are irritated and I can smell something. It is so weird. We are leaving Monday for Scotland and hope we can get home from there but it is looking very dicey, like we won’t get home for a while. But I love it here, weather is great so it is okay with me.


22 posted on 04/16/2010 10:48:17 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: Steelfish

Start flying piston powered planes and problem solved!


23 posted on 04/16/2010 10:50:18 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: Little Pig

“If y’all lay Erkel?”


24 posted on 04/16/2010 11:32:30 PM PDT by 60Gunner (But there's this one particular harbor...)
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To: cajungirl

My DH is in Poland right now and he can smell the volcanic sulphur smell from there.


25 posted on 04/16/2010 11:37:30 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gamaya Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya)
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To: cajungirl
Enjoy the visit.

I am at my Club in London is relative comfort, and very reasonable rate, too. Just a block away from the Hard Rock on Piccadilly, runs £69 a night (with breakfast).

There really is no threat from the ash, other than the smell and possible irritation. I, as a former fighter pilot, have flown through volcanic ash before and no great shakes, it just smells a little like sulfur to me and pits the paint.

Get passengers to sign a waiver for the “health” concern (Asama and such) and let's launch the fleet.

26 posted on 04/16/2010 11:45:36 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka

What a good deal. I am at the Cavendish at some hideous price I don’t look at.

My throat and nose are irritated, I am coughing and can smell the ash, I swear my nose smells ash way before anybody else does.

We are going out today for the day. It is nice weather even with volcano!


27 posted on 04/16/2010 11:53:15 PM PDT by cajungirl
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To: cajungirl
Yeah, the RAF Club is a great place.

I come to London all the time, on a board of directors for an organization, so the thrill of a London visit is long gone.

Thing is, all I have is a suite and a change of shirt because the trip was supposed to be short. Kind of hard to relax while dressed for business. See you around town. Are you over with your family? My saint of a wife is back in DC and going nuts watching after the cats and her mother.

28 posted on 04/17/2010 12:02:52 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka

I read that WHO says that as the dust settles down to the ground (if it does) you are going to have to protect your lungs. I am praying that nasty ash floats high right over you.


29 posted on 04/17/2010 12:03:12 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Thanks, much.

I am not concerned as the ash is pretty darned thin here in south UK.


30 posted on 04/17/2010 12:09:13 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka

Satellite shots indicate that Spain is ash free. If I were you I would rent a vehicle, along with others in the same situation as yourself, and sharing driving start heading south. Yes, that means going through the Chunnel. And don’t delay! This situation is unpredictable if history is a guide.

This volcano has been known to erupt for as long as two years. In the 18th century, one eruption’s ash output was so great that the following summer never happened - Europe faced famine because it was too cold to grow food!


31 posted on 04/17/2010 1:09:51 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Hulka
ndering if I will get home before I go bankrupt.

That's what I keep wondering about people stuck in god foresaken Europe...how the heck are they ever going to afford it?? With hotel and food it's got to be a minimum of $400 a day for two.

32 posted on 04/17/2010 1:13:20 AM PDT by riri
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To: Darth Reardon; Hulka

I asked about that and was told that there is some law that prohibits using cruise ships as transport from point A-point B because it conflicted with airline travel. Cruise ships only *cruise*, they cannot *transport*.


33 posted on 04/17/2010 1:35:46 AM PDT by reformedliberal ("If it takes a blood bath, let's get it over with." R. Reagan)
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To: reformedliberal

“...there is some law that prohibits using cruise ships as transport from point A-point B because it conflicted with airline travel...”

Good God!

I pray that some governments realize just how stupid that law is in this situation and get it suspended temporarily.


34 posted on 04/17/2010 2:25:41 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: SatinDoll

Would be a good plan, but European airspace is closed, too.


35 posted on 04/17/2010 2:44:48 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: riri
Yeah, costly for two.
Good thing I am by myself and in my Club, nonetheless, running me nearly 150 dollars a day for my room and meals. Hotel rooms in London, like a Marriott, will run anywhere between 150 - 500 (or more) dollars a day, then you add the cost of meals.
36 posted on 04/17/2010 2:59:32 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; BBell; ...
Thanks Steelfish.
 
Catastrophism
 
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37 posted on 04/17/2010 6:15:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for the ping.


38 posted on 04/17/2010 6:17:44 AM PDT by Quix (BLOKES who got us where we R: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Hulka

WOW.

WHAT AN ORDEAL!


39 posted on 04/17/2010 6:21:40 AM PDT by Quix (BLOKES who got us where we R: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Hulka

PLEASE ping me when it’s over with your update.


40 posted on 04/17/2010 6:21:58 AM PDT by Quix (BLOKES who got us where we R: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Hulka

Illigitimus non corborundum......

Don’t let the bastards wear you down


41 posted on 04/17/2010 6:34:43 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: Hulka

Consider container liners also. Maersk or Meteranian Shipping Co maybe Evergreen are three

They have some cabins on container vessels south hampton to USA


42 posted on 04/17/2010 6:40:21 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: null and void; Freedom'sWorthIt

Hey, FWI, Check out THESE Clouds!


43 posted on 04/17/2010 7:18:49 AM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Hulka

I am here with my saintly old husband! Is the RAF club for the airforce? THe weather is gorgeous is it not. YOu can run down to Jermyn Street and they will outfit you beautifully with the latest pink or chartreuse socks that my husband refuses to wear!!


44 posted on 04/17/2010 9:55:45 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: Hulka

My internet here is 25Cents a minute,,I kid you not. Hotel is I think 350 pounds a day however much that is. But tea is like 17 pounds a person. Gads. EVerything is expensive.


45 posted on 04/17/2010 10:00:42 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: Quix

Will do.


46 posted on 04/17/2010 10:19:07 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: bert
Good call.

Did that, called around to several freighter/container ship companies. Apparently, people travel for fun on those ships all the time. Anyway, everything is fully booked and Monday they will contact me to let me know if there are any openings.
I also called RAF Mildenbhall, just to register for space-a travel. I did that because, say, the airspace opens I may be able to jump on a C-17 days before Virgin has me booked.

We shall see . .

47 posted on 04/17/2010 10:30:08 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: cajungirl

Yes, the RAF Club is for serving or former RAF servicemen. I was able to join back in the mid-90’s because I was an exchange officer to the RAF. I walked by your hotel today, and it is a good one, for sure.
I am with your husband on the choice of socks. Heck, I generally stay away from Brit fashion!
Have you been to London before?


48 posted on 04/17/2010 10:36:51 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: Hulka

I use to travel Space on MATS. Waiting and being ready is just part of the game.

Ahh for being young!


49 posted on 04/17/2010 10:40:25 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: bert

Yeah. Time is something I have a lot of.


50 posted on 04/17/2010 10:50:00 AM PDT by Hulka
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