News tagged with ash particles

Meat and bone meal as a source of phosphorus

Slaughterhouse waste is processed into meat and bone meal and subsequently fed to livestock or incinerated. This meal could be put to better use, though. It contains phosphorus, a scarce mineral used as fertilizer. A new ...

date7 hours ago in Other
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The ashes of Mt. St. Helens

The massive eruption of Mt. St. Helens 35 years ago is one of the largest ever seen in North America. LMU volcanologists now report a retrospective analysis of salts leached from the ash deposited by the volcano on that occasion.

dateJun 26, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Volcanic ash proves inefficient cloud ice maker

When tons of ash spewed into the atmosphere from a 2010 Icelandic volcano it caused havoc for vacationers across Europe. But did it also dramatically change clouds? Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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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 the operation ...

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 forecasting of ...

dateJan 10, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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