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Bárðarbunga volcanic complex - Baugur crater

  1. Mar 7, 2015 #1

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    Geologists Climb Into Iceland Volcano, Come Out With Stunning Images
    http://news.yahoo.com/geologists-climb-iceland-volcano-come-stunning-images-132015005.html

    Talk about a hot job.

    I hope they get samples for isotopic analysis. There are "small vents of blue sulfur-dioxide gas rise from the crater, along with puffs of steaming hot water vapor. There are also small amounts of chlorine, fluorine and carbon monoxide spewing from the crater, . . . " Toxic too.


    The lava field covers 33 square miles (85 square km) and has a volume of 0.34 cubic miles (1.4 cubic km).
     
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  3. Mar 7, 2015 #2
    I've seen some volcano shots where a researcher is wearing a yellow protective suit. Hopefully they had helicopter evac if needed.
     
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