Eyjafjallajokull David Rogers @davidErogers davidrogers.org.uk
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Imagine you are a journalist sent to report on the eruption: 1. How do you pronounce Eyjafjallajökull? 2. What does it mean in English?
Eyja fjalla jökull Islands mountain glacier
EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL‘A – yar – fi – at – lah – yok – ult’
Was the Eyjafjallajökull eruption an ‘ashpocalypse’for the Icelandic population and environment?Part of this image has been hidden. Imagine what the landscape is likebehind this farm. Write a description of what you would see. Use yourexisting knowledge of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption. Is this what you expected? How would you feel if you lived here?
What were the main events which made Eyjafjallajökullthe unpronounceable a household name? Imagine you were there How would people behave? What would you see? What would you smell? What would you hear? What would you taste? How do you feel?
What were the main events?
What were the main events of the eruption between 19th Map compiled by Páll Einarsson and Ásta Rut Hjartardóttir, The Geo-science Institute of the University of Iceland 16 April 2010? March and th 19th March. 20th March. Scientists monitoring the At 11:30pm a volcanic area measured fissure opened at This eruption produced a Start Here earthquakes caused by Fimmvörðuháls, a rocky spectacular ‘volcanic magma moving into fissures area between two glaciers Disneyland’ and tourists flocked to the site to see amazing lava flows. 31st March. New basalt (the rock created by cooling lava) covered around 1 square kilometre Many thought that the eruption was over. 12th April. A second volcanic fissure opened during an earthquake measuring 3.2 magnitude beneath Eyjafjallajökull and 14-16th April. many smaller earthquakes 1.15am 14th April. Over the next four days, ash were recorded Eyjafjallajökull burst open once more was ejected up to 8 km high and a fissure opened through 200m of in the atmosphere and lava ice covering the volcano. A huge cloud 13thth April flowed up to 3 km from the of tephra and ash started to come out A series of shallow main vent. of the volcanic vent. earthquakes were recorded
What were the main effects?
Map source: Icelandic Meteorological Office
Gígjökull glacier and lagoon a few days before the second (April) Eyjafjallajökull eruption
Gígjökull glacier and lagoon the second (April)Eyjafjallajökull eruption
What split this?
Photo detectives Is this place dangerous?What is the weather like in this place?