Ash and Lightning Above an Icelandic Volcano

Don’t miss April 19th’s APOD, a truly awsome sight!

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And while on the subject of Eyjafjallajokull and my recent post about it, readers should be aware of a correction on the source site. The best estimate of CO2 is in fact 150,000 tons per day, not 7400, with a possible maximum of 300,000 tons per day. So the graphic is much less compelling, but the story of Joe vs the Volcano is not affected.

5 thoughts on “Ash and Lightning Above an Icelandic Volcano

  1. Yeah, it doesn’t LOOK like there’s much carbon in that there cloud.
    But what do you make of WUWT’s article about it?

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/04/21/guardian-continues-to-spread-misinformation-about-eyjafjallajokull/

    Is it true what he says, that the figures of 150,000 to 300,000 tons a day is comparible to a small industrial nation’s emmissions?
    This volcano could erupt for months! (years even)
    That’s an awful lot of Carbon!
    (do I need to spell out my point?)

    Hi all, I haven’t posted for a while, but I’ve been lurking here and there.
    I hope all is well where you are.

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  2. According to the actual geologists report;

    http://www2.norvol.hi.is/Apps/WebObjects/HI.woa/swdocument/1015769/Gas+report+-+Eyjafjallajökull+2010.pdf

    The 15,000 tonnes/day figure is correct. This was from sampling the fissure eruptions on 1st and 2nd April, before the sub-glacial phase that led to the ashpocalypse. Presumable adding the glacier would affect the amount of ash but not the gas composition?

    It’s the breitbart sums that are wrong. How surprising…

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