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Carbon dioxide has Eyjafjallajokull pumped into the atmosphere

  1. May 6, 2010 #1
    How much carbon dioxide has Eyjafjallajokull pumped into the atmosphere during the present eruption, compared to the amount not pumped in by aircraft during the recent "no fly" period in Europe?
     
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  3. May 6, 2010 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    Re: Eyjafjallajokull

    http://gizmodo.com/5519809/eyjafjal...utterly-dwarfed-by-european-aviation-industry

    http://www.avbuyer.com/articles/detail.asp?Id=1459
     
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  4. May 6, 2010 #3

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    Re: Eyjafjallajokull

    Eyafjallajokull is a baby volcano.

    His big sister, Katla, is a very different sort of beast..

    The legendary Swedish author of children's tales, Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), used "Katla" as the name of the dragon in "The Brothers Lionheart"
     
  5. May 6, 2010 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    Yellowstone was a very very different sort of beast! Still

    http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/press/2001/pr284.htm
     
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  6. May 6, 2010 #5

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    Yes but Yellowstone hasn't gone bang for a while (and if it did - delayed flights are going to be the least of your problems)

    The last few times Eyjafjallajokull woke up it disturbed it's neighbour
    http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2010/04/subglacial_eruption_underway_a.php [Broken]
     
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  7. May 7, 2010 #6

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    Yes, Katla has made a fuss the last few times that Eyjafjallajokull has roused. Katla is much more dangerous and is being monitored as closely as possible considering that it is buried under a lot of ice. If it goes off, the melt-water volume from the ice cap will likely surpass the volumes of several of the world's greatest rivers combined. The gas and ash will also make little brother look like an afterthought.
     
  8. May 7, 2010 #7

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    The correlation between eruptions of Katla and Eyafjallajokull isn't as clear-cut as it looked initially (heard that recently on Norwegian radio from a seismologist).
    Besides, Katla DID belch a bit, 50 years ago or so, so she might continue dozing on this time.
     
  9. May 7, 2010 #8

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    Good news on both counts. News reports here say that Katla is overdue - but that's the news.
     
  10. May 7, 2010 #9

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    Tried to a quick search on how difficult it may be for the people in east Iceland (sparsely populated) from reaching the west side of the country. The ring road is the only main route to the more populated western side of Iceland. Their only alternative is to drive the other direction which could be a several day trip.
     
  11. May 8, 2010 #10

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    Eyafjallajokull is rumbling again, it seems, from Norwegian dailies.
     
  12. May 10, 2010 #11
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    From east Iceland (the area around Egilsstadir) it is almost the same distance to Reykjavik if you the north or the south route. The whole circle route is 1336 kms and from Egilsstadir to Reykjavik is around 650 kms or a 7-8 hour drive, not several days.
     
  13. May 11, 2010 #12

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    Do you have CARS on Iceland now??

    Wow, I thought you still used those cute Iceland ponies to get around with..
     
  14. May 11, 2010 #13

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    I read actually that Iceland has more cars per capita than most industrialized nations. Maybe due to the fact they don't have great mass transit?
     
  15. May 12, 2010 #14

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    Could be. Maine has a LOT of vehicles per capita because of that very reason. There are a couple of small bus companies running intra-city routes, and there is an Amtrak train out of Portland, but that's it. Around here, it is common for there to be a vehicle for every adult in a household, because people have to travel quite a distance to get to work, shopping, etc.
     
  16. May 12, 2010 #15

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    Probably.

    Here in Norway, the highest per capita amount of cars is in northernmost Norway, the Finnmark.

    It is a huge area, very sparsely inhabited, except by reindeer and mosquitoes.

    And generally, they don't use buses..:smile:
     
  17. May 12, 2010 #16

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    Not only do they have cars, they don't limit them to driving on land

     
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  19. May 16, 2010 #18

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    Thanks for the link!
     
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