2010 Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull As correct 17th April 2010. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/Fimmvorduhals_2010_03_27_dawn.jpg
Eyjafjallajökulleruption 21st March Volcano webcam
Where is Eyjafjallajökull? Volcano location http://d-maps.com/carte.php?lib=europe_map&num_car=2233&lang=en
So... what happened? http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/hi/about/newsid_8625000/8625035.stm
So... what happened? Iceland is located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The North-American and Eurasian plates move apart- called constructive plates. This causes magma to rise to the surface and form volcanoes. The latest eruption occurred under a glacier. The water cooled the lava quickly resulting in glass particles entering the plume. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fimmvorduhals_second_fissure_2010_04_02.JPG
April 15th Ash Plume- Image from NASA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ash_plume_from_Eyjafjallajokull_Volcano_over_the_North_Atlantic,_April_15,_2010_-_A2010105.1330.250m.jpg
European Space Agency Animation
Why can’t we fly?- Which are true? The particles erode the fans of the engines. Glass in the plume melts and coats the internal parts of the engine. The aircraft is likely to be hit by lava. The particles can sandblast the windscreen making it difficult to land. Ash blocks the ventilation system, causing the engines to overheat and shut down. Gases from the volcano could cause the pilots to pass out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Turbofan3_Unlabelled.gif Ash can add significant weight to the aircraft and change its balance. Ash can cause damage to instruments that measure pressure and airspeed. Pilots are unable to navigate due to the poor visibility.
Limited Service Where can’t we fly? United Kingdom Austria Belgium Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Luxembourg http://d-maps.com/carte.php?lib=europe_map&num_car=2233&lang=en As correct 17th April 2010.
Limited Service Where can’t we fly? Moldova Netherlands Norway Poland Romania Serbia Bosnia Montenegro Sweden Switzerland Ukraine http://d-maps.com/carte.php?lib=europe_map&num_car=2233&lang=en As correct 17th April 2010.
What impact on the individual? An importer of fruit. Produce a similar diagram for one of these individuals. No flights GCSE student on holiday No fruit can be imported. A teacher on holiday Fruit is left to rot. A self-employed builder Importer loses money. Fruit shortage and price rises?