Saturday, April 17, 2010
Something new changing the landscape; a few days ago we witnessed something different to what has gone before; something unexpected and utterly amazing: no, not Nick Clegg, although the Lib Dems have been dormant for a while it seems - until now - but not for 200 years, unlike the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland which woke up last month with a light and lava show before dozing again until a few days ago. Now, the continuing eruptions of ash is causing massive disruption and travel chaos throughout Europe (and a knock-on effect globally) on a scale I've never seen in my lifetime; there's enough on the news so suffice for me to just post the incredible image below (click to enlarge); it is "lightning caused by electrical discharge within the ash column". Taken from the Stromboli Online of the Swiss Education website. More, equally impressive pictures HERE.
For those really interested there is a chemical composition of the ash and the gas composition and flux report from the Institute of Earth Sciences HERE.
Mother Nature - just letting us know who's boss.
Posted by Span Ows at 8:37 pm