cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

More pictures from Eyjafjallajokull

Community Veteran
Posts: 38,251
Thanks: 937
Fixes: 56
Registered: 15-06-2007

More pictures from Eyjafjallajokull

12 REPLIES
David_W
Rising Star
Posts: 2,293
Thanks: 29
Registered: 19-07-2007

Re: More pictures from Eyjafjallajokull

Some of them are absolutely amazing and make me glad we live in a country that doesn't like to explode very often.
WildRose52
Grafter
Posts: 507
Registered: 23-02-2010

Re: More pictures from Eyjafjallajokull


Agree, they are beautiful.
I seem to recall I might have posted that link in the volcano thread,
but always nice to see them again.
Here`s an interesting ditty for anyone in Scotland :
World's largest falcon flew in to Scotland to avoid volcano chaos
http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/World39s-largest-falcon-flew-in.6264193.jp
Planes couldnt make it, but seems the falcon did.
Below  (attachment)  a pic of the sort of bird you`d be looking to spot....


David W....
I dont know so much about being glad at being in UK....
but I`m glad I (wild ROSE) was not in Israel lol.
Iceland’s Volcano Wilts 40 Million Israeli Flowers
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/137267
pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: 30-07-2007

Re: More pictures from Eyjafjallajokull

Quote
David W....
I dont know so much about being glad at being in UK....
but I`m glad I (wild ROSE) was not in Israel lol.
Iceland’s Volcano Wilts 40 Million Israeli Flowers
http://www.israelnational...com/News/News.aspx/137267

they died because they didnt have a market for them, no planes to us mugs who buy them
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,826
Thanks: 44
Fixes: 1
Registered: 24-09-2008

Re: More pictures from Eyjafjallajokull

@Oldjim, thanks for the "Boston" link, some are quite dramatic.
WildRose52
Grafter
Posts: 507
Registered: 23-02-2010

Re: More pictures from Eyjafjallajokull


Journeys,
If you missed it last time I posted it :  the last 3 photos on the `Boston` link were taken by a photographer called Olivier Vandeginste.
Oliver has got some more dramatic earthquake /lightening  photos here : 
 
http://weerwoord.be/includes/forum_read.php?id=1201667&tid=1201667
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,826
Thanks: 44
Fixes: 1
Registered: 24-09-2008

Re: More pictures from Eyjafjallajokull

@wildrose, many thanks for the link, some good photographs. I've seen some of Vandeginste photographs before Eyjafjallajokull
He has a stunning photograph of a Transient luminous events, (TLE), but I cannot find it on the internet. TLE’s are basically lightening that strikes upwards to the “D” and “E” region of the Ionosphere, they have several common names including Sprites, Elves and Blue jets, also known colloquially as Upper-Atmosphere Lightening
More on TLE’s here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper-atmospheric_lightning
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/primer/lightning/ltg_tle.html
This is supposed to be an Elve with a couple of sprites
http://www.sloppyunruh.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/kajosalama_keijusal_190768b.jpg
Although I'm not convinced.
WildRose52
Grafter
Posts: 507
Registered: 23-02-2010

Re: More pictures from Eyjafjallajokull


Journeys,
Check out his `gif` file photos here :
http://blog.atmospheres.be/
just one word :  WOW
WildRose52
Grafter
Posts: 507
Registered: 23-02-2010

Re: More pictures from Eyjafjallajokull


Just wondering whether we`re about to get some more photos (and air travel disruption)
Maybe you folks can make better sense than I can of the somewhat conflicting Reports
listed below :
Saturday May 1st - from the Met Office :
Volcanic Ash Update
The latest information from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano states that the plume is rising to between 3 and 5 km into the atmosphere. Scattered cloud is partly obscuring the peak of the volcano, but the plume is spreading in a southeastwards direction, away from Iceland. Issued at 1653 on Sat 01 May 2010. (Met Office).
Next report - but this time from Iceland (last night) :
01/05/2010 | 21:42
The Best Time to See the Icelandic Eruption?
In recent days the ash has been much reduced so international flights are now normal again
http://www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/daily_news/?cat_id=16539&ew_0_a_id=361651

and latest one this morning from the Met :
Volcanic ash update :
The latest information from the Icelandic Met Office indicates that Eyjafjallajokull continues to erupt, with the plume reaching heights of between 3 and 5 km. Recent reports are that ash is somewhat darker or denser than on recent days but concentrations are uncertain at present. The plume is currently spreading southeastwards from the volcano, away from Iceland. Issued at 0714 on Sun 02 May 2010.
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/uk_latest_weather.html
More photos?  more disruption?  (the Reports certainly dont appear to match) but then, since when do any news reports match nowadays lol.
WildRose52
Grafter
Posts: 507
Registered: 23-02-2010

Re: More pictures from Eyjafjallajokull


PressTV {Iran}...May 2, 2010
HEADLINE
"Volcanic Domino Effect Feared in Iceland"
"Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano is still
spewing ash as scientists warn the explosions
could trigger much greater eruptions from a
nearby volcano"
"The ongoing minor eruptions is said to pose
no threat to air traffic but is feared to set
off a much bigger volcano, posing a threat of
some magnitude"

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=125122&sectionid=351020606

I assume the Scientists are referring to `Katla`
In the past, and each time Eyjafjallajokull has blown, Katla has followed.
Just glad I`m not going abroad.  If I had have had such plans then I would
be thinking twice about it, because if Katla goes it will cause more than a
couple of weeks disruption.


Community Veteran
Posts: 26,378
Thanks: 634
Fixes: 8
Registered: 10-04-2007

Re: More pictures from Eyjafjallajokull

If you've wondered why the newreaders never say the name of the volcano: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8637673.stm
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
   Why I have left Plusnet (warning: long post!)   
Broadband: Andrews & Arnold Home::1 (FTTC 80/20)
Line rental: Pulse 8 Home Line Rental (£13/month)
Mobile: iD mobile (£4/month)
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 25,786
Thanks: 1,133
Fixes: 47
Registered: 14-04-2007

Re: More pictures from Eyjafjallajokull

I thought I couldn't learn how to pronounce the name.... Undecided
Now I'm sure I can't Cheesy
Customer and Forum Moderator.
Product of the Tyrell Corporation
WildRose52
Grafter
Posts: 507
Registered: 23-02-2010

Re: More pictures from Eyjafjallajokull

Journeys >  > He has a stunning photograph of a Transient luminous events, (TLE), but I cannot find it on the internet. TLE’s are basically lightening that strikes upwards to the “D” and “E” region of the Ionosphere, they have several common names including Sprites, Elves and Blue jets, also known colloquially as Upper-Atmosphere Lightening < < <

Hi Journeys,
I`ve had a search around to see if I can try and find what you mentioned above.
Of course, I dont know what the photo is you refer to, only the name of the photographer.
Below is the best I can find, hope you find the photo....
Profile/Photos with position /olivier-vandeginste
http://www.locr.com/profile/olivier-vandeginste
http://www.blurb.com/user/olivierv
The little lightningbook: Lightning photos shot in and around Belgium during long and short thunderstorm chases.
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/868457?alt=Het+kleine+bliksemboek%2C+as+listed+under+Arts+%26+...
You can preview his book on the above link.