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Eyjafjoll could disrupt air traffic for years

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posted on Apr, 16 2010 @ 10:19 AM
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While reading up on Supervolcanoes I happened to run into this little tidbit.. on the ash clouds...

No aircraft can risk flying through the cloud - the chances of choking the engines and stalling the plane are high. And so we have to twiddle our thumbs until Eyjafjoll decides she has let off enough steam.

If Eyjafjoll is anything like Grimsvotn, the eruption will peter out in a day or two, but there is a chance that things could go on for a lot longer.

"We suspect it will end today or tomorrow, but it could last for weeks, months or even years," Thordarson says.

And even if Eyjafjoll goes quiet again soon, that doesn't mean she has finished yet.

"The last time Eyjafjoll erupted [in 1823], it lasted for more than a year, so we could see more of the same disruption over the coming months," says Bill McGuire, director of the Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre at University College London.


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Now there not saying this would be a nonstop never ending event just saying we could expect more disruptions for some time




 
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