Tag Archives: Iceland

Volcanic activity in Iceland continues

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO), who monitor volcanoes in the country, have been reporting increased seismic activity around the Barðarbunga volcano in Iceland since 16 August. That activity continued with a small fissure eruption being observed some distance from the … Continue reading

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UPDATED: Iceland volcanic activity

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO), who monitor volcanoes in the country, have reduced their ‘aviation colour code’ for the Barðarbunga volcano back to Orange. They elevated the code to Red on Saturday 23 August after an increase in seismic activity which suggested the … Continue reading

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Volcanic Ash Guidance ceases from Met Office as Iceland Volcano remains ‘paused’

Latest information received from the Icelandic Meteorological Office indicate that the volcanic activity in Iceland has paused. As a result of this lower activity, UK airspace is not expected to be affected by any further ash cloud and the Met Office … Continue reading

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‘Significant eruption’ of Grimsvotn likely to bring ash to UK

The British Geological Survey (BGS) have described the eruption of Grimsvötn that began over the weekend as ‘a significant eruption’ and the IMO have reported ash continuing to be ejected to a height of 10km. As the Volcanic Ash Advisory … Continue reading

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Met Office in the Media: 09 February 2011

Defence Codex, the MoD magazine for defence engineering and science has written two articles in the latest edition of the magazine looking back at the Iceland volcanic eruption from last spring. ‘Ash in the sky causes eruption of scientific support‘ … Continue reading

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Volcanic lightning could help monitor volcanic ash

Met Office researchers have published new findings in ERL suggesting that the amount of lightning produced near a volcano each hour is roughly proportional to the plume height. They believe that the technique could ultimately be used to monitor volcanoes in remote locations … Continue reading

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Grimsvötn

The Iceland Met Office has informed the Met Office of a Glacial Outburst in or around the Grimsvötn volcano on Iceland. It is important to note that a Glacial Outburst is NOT an eruption, but is only potentially a pre-cursor … Continue reading

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