News tagged with ash particles

Volcanic ash can threaten air traffic

The presence of volcanic ash in the upper atmosphere presents multiple threats to aviation. It not only reduces visibility and abrades the exposed areas of the aircraft, the fine particles can also endanger ...

dateJun 04, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Volcanic lightning recreated in the lab

An LMU team has, for the first time, created volcanic lightning in the lab and captured it on film. The new findings may permit rapid characterization of ash clouds released by volcanic eruptions and improve ...

dateJan 10, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Traveling through the volcanic conduit

How much ash will be injected into the atmosphere during Earth's next volcanic eruption? Recent eruptions have demonstrated our continued vulnerability to ash dispersal, which can disrupt the aviation industry ...

dateJul 23, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Engine test with a cyclonic twist

Water forms an interesting cyclonic twist as it is intentionally sucked into the test engine of a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport aircraft during the VIPR project engine health monitoring tests conducted by ...

dateMay 07, 2012 in Space Exploration
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