Thursday, April 15, 2010

Updates on the European ash situation

From AlJazeera, an information-filled and relatively accurate story (text story at that link) about the effects of Eyjafjallajokull's eruption:

The BBC has more too, on their site, including this important tidbit: "The UK's air traffic control service (Nats) said no flights would be allowed in UK airspace until at least 0700 BST on Friday amid fears of engine damage."

Today's ashcloud from space:

Because the clouds make it hard to see a visible-light photo, the Norwegian meteorological office released this one

(I'm a tad embarrassed to ask: What wavelength is this? not infrared.)

The glow from the ground:

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