Deep Space LIVE: The Ashes of Eyjafjallajökull

(Linz, June 9, 2010) The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted on the morning of April 14, 2010. Because it was covered by a layer of ice, enormous quantities of ash (produced when magma comes into contract with water) were spewed into the atmosphere. Over the following days, the activities of this glacier volcano led to the most massive disruption of European air traffic ever caused by a natural phenomenon. But volcanic eruptions can have consequences that are far more serious than air traffic delays. The airborne ash emitted can even influence the weather. On June 10, 2010, Reinhold Steinacker and the Ars Electronica Center are jointly hosting a Deep Space LIVE dedicated to Eyjafjallajökull. One highlight on the program this evening will be fascinating images of ash samples produced by the Ars Electronica Center’s own scanning electron microscope … Read more


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