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
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)
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
• 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
Silica concentration of 58%
Contamination of Water
Ash fall brings farming to a halt
Scientist Speculations
Worries about future Eruptions
Plans to prevent any more
surprise eruptions
Global Travel Stopped
Shipping Companies Suffer
Airlines Grounded for days
Livestock Deaths
Possible over Reaction
Strain on Diplomats
Tourist Stranded
Communication between nations in global
White plume was observed to be at a height of
over 100 m
Movement towards the southwest
“A year without summer”
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