Let me preface this post by saying: I am not a weather expert, or well-versed in this subject at all.
Now that we have that established, I'll continue.
I'm always on the look-out for warning signs, patterns, anything that can give me advanced knowledge about a potential hazardous situation.
I believe I may have found one.
This is an image from the RSOE EDIS
website, showing an overview of global disasters, emergencies,
and hazardous situations.
I've zoomed in to show the track that Hurricane Christobal is on in the Atlantic Ocean. Although Hurricane Christobal is a hurricane at this point,
it is expected to downgrade to a tropical storm by the time it reaches Iceland, due to the fact that it will be moving over cooler waters. However,
even through this downgrade in strength, it will still remain a sizable storm.
At the end of it's track, you'll see Iceland. More specifically, you'll notice a few symbols indicating events happening in Iceland. This is due
to the eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano, one that could result in a large amount of ash
being propelled into the atmosphere.
Are you seeing the connection I am yet?
I'm noticing the potential for this to turn much more troublesome. Specifically, I'm noticing the possibility of this post-tropical cyclone to meet
a massive cloud of ash, and disburse it more widely into the atmosphere.
What could the effects of this be? I have no clue.
Perhaps it would spread it widely over the Arctic Circle, causing the dark ash to settle over the ice, heating it up due to absorbing more heat from
the sun (rather than reflect it like the white ice does) - which could case an increase in glacial melting.
Perhaps it could spread the ash high into the atmosphere, causing a more widespread fall-out towards Canada or other northern countries, causing mass
disruption of air travel or more.
Perhaps it could just fizzle out and leave us in the clear.
I'm not posting this to fear-monger, but to simply alert others to what I have noticed, and to gain feedback and insight from fellow curious minds
here at ATS.
Any opinions, predictions, or facts you all can share with me?
Let's hope this just fizzles out and causes no disruption at all, I'd hate to see a worse-case scenario happen due to a little cyclone and a volcano