GREENLAND: Preservation of a Preglacial Landscape Under the Center of the Ice Sheet

GREENLAND: Preservation of a Preglacial Landscape Under the Center of the Ice Sheet

According to the Science Magazine, Scientists discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below 3.2 km (2 miles) of ice. Continental ice sheets typically sculpt landscapes via erosion; under certain conditions, ancient landscapes can be preserved beneath ice and can survive extensive…

Iceland: Glacial Flood in Grímsvötn Ongoing

Iceland: Glacial Flood in Grímsvötn Ongoing

According to the Icelandic Met Office, the flow in Gígjukvísl river has increased significantly due to the glacier outburst flood (jökulhlaup) which began in Grímsvötn volcano on Monday. A small jökulhlaup (glacier outburst flood) is now occurring in the river Gígjukvísl. The event originates…

Chile: increase in volcanic tremor detected at Copahue

Chile: increase in volcanic tremor detected at Copahue

According to SERNAGEOMIN, a gradual increase in volcanic tremor was detected at Copahue, starting on March 20th. SO2 emissions increased as well. The alert level was raised to Orange. Residents and visitors were prohibited within a 3-km radius of the active crater. Between March…

Indonesia: ash plumes from Dukono volcano

Indonesia: ash plumes from Dukono volcano

Based on analyses of satellite imagery and wind data, the Darwin VAAC reported that during 20-25 March ash plumes from Dukono rose to altitudes of 2.4-2.7 km (8,000-9,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 45-100 km SE, E, and NE. Dukono has been one of Indonesia’s…

Grimsvötn again (Iceland)

Grimsvötn again (Iceland)

According to the Iceland Review website, a glacial outburst flood (jökulhlaup) has started in Grímsvötn volcano. According to measurements by the University of Iceland’s Institute of Earth Scientists, the water volume in Grímsvötn is similar to during the glacial outburst flood in November 2012. It…

Iceland : Geysir entrance fee debates continues

Iceland : Geysir entrance fee debates continues

The law firm Landslög has sent the Land Owners Association of Geysir a letter from the government, where they reiterate their opposition to an entrance fee at Geysir. “As said before, the area inside the enclosure field is owned by the state, according to assignment…

Icelandic minister criticizes Geysir entrance fee

Icelandic minister criticizes Geysir entrance fee

Icelandic Minister of Industry and Commerce Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir voiced her disappointment today with the decision by private landowners to go ahead with the introduction of an entrance fee to Geysir. As reported yesterday, the fee will be introduced next month. Ragnheiður highlighted the…

Iceland : Geysir Entrance Fee

Iceland : Geysir Entrance Fee

An entrance fee to Geysir erupting hot spring in South Iceland will be charged by private landowners of the area as of March 10, ruv.is reports. The fee will be used for development and protection of the area, according to a statement from the…

Volcanic methanol in Iceland !

Volcanic methanol in Iceland !

Blue Lagoon on the Reykjanes Peninsula in Iceland is one of the most popular place for tourism in the country. Most tourists who visit Iceland make a stop there and plunge their bodies in the blue water spewed by the Svartsengi geothermal plant that has…

Height of the eruptive plume

Height of the eruptive plume

Since 2010 with the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull volcano and the troubles it triggered in European air traffic, researchers have tried to find solutions to avoid a similar mishap. The Nature Geoscience review, explain that GPS could help estimate the height of the ash plume…