News tagged with volcanic ash clouds

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 ...

Jan 10, 2014
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Where There's Smoke ...

(PhysOrg.com) -- Native Americans used smoke signals to indicate danger, and a white plume is sent up by the Vatican when a new Pope is chosen. Now, a new research project by Tel Aviv University researchers ...

Apr 22, 2010
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Pumping up the heat for a climate-friendly future

The chaos caused by a volcanic eruption in Iceland April 2010 and the dispersal of its ash cloud across European airspace was a reminder of the tremendous forces of nature that exist below the ground. Not all subterranean ...

Jun 11, 2010
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UK sends warships to rescue stranded Britons

(AP) -- Britain sent Royal Navy warships on Monday to rescue those stranded across the Channel by the volcanic ash cloud, and the aviation industry blasted European transport officials, claiming there was ...

Apr 19, 2010
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Iceland's Katla volcano is getting restless

(AP) -- If Iceland's air-traffic paralyzing volcanic eruption last year seemed catastrophic, just wait for the sequel. That's what some experts are saying as they nervously watch rumblings beneath a much ...

Oct 13, 2011
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