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Alison Logan, Sheri Mofford,
and Emma Spurlock
Latitude: 63˚ 63’ N, Longitude: 19˚ 62’W
Temperate Climate due to the warm Gulf
Stream/North Atlantic Current
Weather
March- avg. high 39, avg. low 32
April- avg. high 45, avg. low 33
Clean hydroelectric and geothermal power
920 A.D. (Volcanic Explosivity Index 3)
1612 A.D. (Volcanic Explosivity Index 2)
1821-1823 (Volcanic Explosivity Index 2)
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Series of eruptions over 14 months
Ejected excessive amounts of fluoride
Ash fell to the South and West
• situated in the south-west region of Iceland.
• located by the Sea and stands 5,465 feet tall.
• Started in 2009 and increased intensity up
until March 2010
• Volcanic Events that started in March 2010 are
all considered to be part of a single eruption.
• April 14, 2010 E15 entered into the
Explosive Phase
• Estimated to be a VEI 4 Eruptions
• Volcanic heat melting glacier ice which effected the rivers.
• The fear of flooding made it so authorities evacuated 800
people from the area around the melting.
• The steepness of the volcano made the waters much more
powerful.
• Results of four factors:
– First the volcano is located under the Jet stream.
– Power of volcano’s explosion.
– The second eruption allowed water from the melted
glacial ice to flow back
into the erupting
volcano and creates
two more phenomena.
Meteorological Institute of Iceland
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Silica concentration of 58%
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Contamination of Water
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Ash fall brings farming to a halt
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Scientist Speculations
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Worries about future Eruptions
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Plans to prevent any more
surprise eruptions
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Global Travel Stopped
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Shipping Companies Suffer
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Airlines Grounded for days
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Livestock Deaths
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Agriculture
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Possible over Reaction
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Strain on Diplomats
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Tourist Stranded
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Communication between nations in global
crisis
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White plume was observed to be at a height of
over 100 m
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Movement towards the southwest
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“A year without summer”
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