Visit the Ironworks Gaming Website Email the Webmaster Graphics Library Rules and Regulations Help Support Ironworks Forum with a Donation to Keep us Online - We rely totally on Donations from members Donation goal Meter

Ironworks Gaming Radio

Ironworks Gaming Forum

Go Back   Ironworks Gaming Forum > Ironworks Gaming Forums > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-12-2010, 11:43 PM   #1
Ziroc
Ironworks Webmaster

     
     Bow to the Meow

 

Join Date: January 4, 2001
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Age: 46
Posts: 11,676
Shocked Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Web cam! (Amazing stuff)

The Volcano that is causing the airline issues (Eyjafjallajökull) is STILL at it. I've been watching it, and today it's REALLY shooting ash high into the air.

Eyjafjallajökull is in Iceland, so the daytime would be like 11am till 4pm in EST for the USA.. Check your timezone clock on google to see when its daylight for your area.
(Even at night, you can sometimes see large lava showers shooting into the air from the caldera)

Now this IS Iceland, so it can be really cloudy. If you can't see the volcano because of clouds, try again another time. There is another Cam also.

http://eldgos.mila.is/eyjafjallajokull-fra-hvolsvelli/
(Sometimes the webfeed doesn't load fast-traffic I guess)


The MUCH larger quiet volcano, Katla is not active.. but in historic records, every time Eyjafjallajökull erupted, Katla did shortly afterwards.
Katla's Magma chamber is 30 times larger, and if it did go off, it would cause massive flooding locally, world wide weather changes, a LOT more
airliner cancellations and worse. Sounds fun, eh?

What is scary, is there have been recent earthquakes under Katla. Which is extremely rare.

Just another day on earth!
__________________
Ziroc™
Ironworks Gaming Webmaster
www.ironworksgaming.com

The Great Escape Studios - 2D/3D Modeling
www.tgeweb.com & Ziroc's Facebook Page
Visit My Flickr Photo Album
Ziroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2010, 04:47 PM   #2
Olorin
Avatar
 
Breakout Champion Hexxagon Champion
Join Date: May 27, 2002
Location: Boulder, CO
Age: 42
Posts: 544
Default Re: Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Web cam! (Amazing stuff)

Cool link!

YouTube is also a great place to look for eruption videos too.

I've got a few on there from a field trip we took to Kilauea when I was in grad school. The eruption is a little less explosive than the current Iceland eruption, and we were able to hike right up next to active flows.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAVAevf8AM8



I even did some of my own lava sampling (yes it was hot!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vamQSC74lq4



I did a presentation for one class on the dangers of volcanic ash. Interestingly enough, while jets are at high risk flying through ash clouds, older prop planes fare much better. In one case, researchers wanted to get in situ measurements of the ash cloud composition and flew over a dozen sorties into an active ash cloud using a prop plane. The damage to the plane consisted of scouring of paint off the leading edges, lots of scratching to the windshield (which they countered by applying a thin film like today's screen protectors that could be replaced after each flight). They also filtered the oil in between each flight to remove ash particles.

The reason that jets fare far worse in an ash cloud is because the jet engines burn hot enough to remelt the ash particles that pass through the engine. The molten droplets then deposit on the exhaust vents and cool, plugging up the exhaust and reducing air flow through the engine, potentially causing a stall. Because prop engines operate at a lower temperature, the damage from the ash is limited to abrasion damage--though prolonged exposure would probably cause engine failure due to ash particles contaminating the oil.

My sister lives in Quito, and after the airport had ash dumped on it by Reventador several years back, it took them over two weeks to allow jets to fly again, but prop planes were using the airport just a few days later. The two weeks was because they didn't have much heavy equipment to use for ash removal--a lot of it was done by guys with brooms; and of course they couldn't speed things up by airlifting in heavy equipment because the airport was closed.
__________________
"Many are my names in many countries. Mithrandir among the Elves, Tharkun to the Dwarves; Olorin I was in my youth in the West that is forgotten, in the South Incanus, in the North Gandalf; to the East I go not"

--The Two Towers
Olorin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2010, 04:46 AM   #3
Ziroc
Ironworks Webmaster

     
     Bow to the Meow

 

Join Date: January 4, 2001
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Age: 46
Posts: 11,676
Default Re: Eyjafjallajökull Volcano Web cam! (Amazing stuff)

Here is a pretty recent satellite image of the ash trail!

BTW, yeah, a few years ago I saw some data on what the ash/micro glass particulates do to turbine engines. It's crazy. like you said, the heat melts the glass rock, and it hardens on the turbine blades causing failure of thrust and fire shoots out the back of the engine. Scary stuff.

A few documented cases of large passenger planes went through ash clouds, and both lost engine power until 300 tries to turn them back on at a lower altitude (out of the ash cloud). very lucky..

The dangers of Katla would be the larger quantities of CO2. This caused a large famine in eastern Europe, and had a possible hand in the French Revolution. Wild stuff.

Potatoes also became a primary crop as well.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg cvolcano-may-11-580x580.jpg (107.3 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg 340x_custom_1271336293849_boeing_volcanic_ash_engine.jpg (89.3 KB, 1 views)
__________________
Ziroc™
Ironworks Gaming Webmaster
www.ironworksgaming.com

The Great Escape Studios - 2D/3D Modeling
www.tgeweb.com & Ziroc's Facebook Page
Visit My Flickr Photo Album
Ziroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eyjafjallajökull volcano


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Far Cry 2 is AMAZING. Ilander Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 2 10-27-2008 10:20 AM
[OBV] Early impressions - stuff you like, stuff you don't like Aelia Jusa Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 33 04-03-2006 08:20 PM
PSP!!!! Amazing!! Harkoliar General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 12 08-20-2004 03:25 PM
Volcano Erupting in Africa Ladyzekke General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005) 6 01-18-2002 10:00 PM
Amazing Kit! Kaleban Baldurs Gate II Archives 11 11-14-2001 02:17 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
©2017 Ironworks Gaming TM & The Great Escape Studios - All Rights Reserved