Tag Archives: volcano

Mt. Sinabung Today

Mt. Sinabung has had several eruptions since we blogged about the volcano last week. To further emphasize the area’s instability, seismologists in the area recorded 52 earthquakes in a 12-hour period between Friday, 9/03 and Saturday, 9/04. I spoke with Fred Schmude, one of our senior meteorologists and our resident geology expert, a few moments […]

Sinabung: More to Come?

We spoke with ImpactWeather Meteorologist and in-house Geologist Fred Schmude last week about the pending eruption of Mt. Galeras in Colombia. While we wait for Galeras, Mt. Sinabung has jumped into the fray. Once again, Fred Schmude: There has been a lot of recent news about Mount Sinabung on the Island of Sumatra in the […]

Another Volcano? We’re On It!

ImpactWeather is rich with experience and expertise, and not just what you’d expect. Of course, we issue the forecasts you’re familiar with and some of our meteorologists have even taken that skill to television meteorology; more than a few have come to ImpactWeather from the world of television meteorology. But did you know one of […]

Eyjafjallajökull: Stamp Your Ash

Though it’s not dead yet, officials from the Iceland Post company have moved forward with the issuance of three postal stamps commemorating the recent eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The stamps are silk-screened with ink containing silica ash taken from the eruption (of which there is no shortage). On March 20 of this year the […]

Katla: Boom and Gloom

Good News/Bad News with Iceland’s Katla Volcano.   The Good News: It’s easier to pronounce.   The Bad News: Everything else.   Katla Erupts in 1918. Photo: Wiki   Even before the April eruption of the nearly unpronounceable volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, geologists and volcanologists would tell you that the Katla Volcano is the one that has […]

Iceland Volcanoes: Perhaps VERY Long-Term Effects?

The Eyjafjall volcano continues to erupt to 23,000 feet, occasionally 26,000-29,000 feet, with mid-level winds allowing for some ash to reach into parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Gray shaded areas represent where there is a high risk for volcanic ash. Image: ImpactWeather   The red lines represent where volcanic ash may be encountered […]

Iceland: Fantastic Photography!

From “The Big Picture” at Boston.com, these 35 pictures from Iceland are crisp, dramatic, emotional and breathtaking. You will really feel like you’re in the midst of it all — breathing the ash, feeling the fear and wondering how to carry on. For all the pictures, follow this link.        

Icelandic Pronunciation

Just a guess, but these folks say you’re likely doing it wrong.     How to say it.      

Iceland Volcano Continues to Cause Travel Nightmare in Europe

According to Eurocontrol, on a typical Monday they expect 28,000 flights to take place but today only 8,000 to 9,000 flights actually will. I’m sure you’ve all heard by now about the major havoc the ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano has wrought on European air travel. By late Sunday, more than 63,000 flights had been […]

Latest: Volcanic Ash

Aviation Weather Today, the video series highlighting significant aviation weather issues for aircrews, flight departments and those with an interest in global aviation weather, is moving into an enhanced production schedule to bring the most up-to-date information on the volcanic ash cloud spreading across the North Atlantic and northwestern Europe. Enhanced productions will be online […]