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    Icelands Volcanos could send World into "Deep Freeze"

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    Iceland volcano eruption could last months

    The last time Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano blew, the eruption lasted more than a year, from December 1821 until January 1823, reports Sally Sennert, a geologist at the Smithsonian Institution.

    "This seems similar to what's happening now," she says.

    The volcano is erupting small, jagged pieces of rocks, minerals and volcanic glass the size of sand and silt into the atmosphere, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. This volcanic ash can even be as small as 1/25,000th of an inch across.

    Volcanic ash is formed during explosive volcanic eruptions. Once in the air, the wind can blow these tiny ash particles tens to thousands of miles away from the volcano. Life-threatening and costly damages can occur to aircraft that fly through an eruption cloud, reports the geological survey.

    "Silica in the ash gets into the engine and heats up and melts, which causes the engines to stop," says Sennert.

    Based on reported damages from ash encounters, the hazard posed to aircraft can extend more than 3,000 miles from an erupting volcano. (Click here for a map of the ash zone over Europe).

    Fortunately for the USA, Sennert says the wind direction is such that the ash cloud is traveling east-southeast, toward Europe and away from the USA.

    However, as Science Fair noted previously, the Eyjafjallajokull volcano isn't necessarily the main problem. It's Katla, Iceland's noisier neighbor, that's the concern. If lava flowing from Eyjafjallajokull melts the glaciers that hold down the top of Katla, then Katla could blow its top, pumping gigantic amounts of ash into the atmosphere.

    The potential eruption of Iceland's volcano Katla could send the world, including the USA, into an extended deep freeze.

    "There's no telling how long the eruptions could last," says Sennert about the Eyjafjallajokull volcano."These explosions could go on for some time."

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    Re: Icelands Volcanos could send World into "Deep Freeze"

    Couple that with the solar minimum we've had for the past what... year almost two? I'm sure every backyard ecologist nutbad is dusting off their paddle boats and thermometers to do some serious scientific study proving, yet again / once and for all it's "all our fault".
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    Re: Icelands Volcanos could send World into "Deep Freeze"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Couple that with the solar minimum we've had for the past what... year almost two? I'm sure every backyard ecologist nutbad is dusting off their paddle boats and thermometers to do some serious scientific study proving, yet again / once and for all it's "all our fault".
    Um...yeah. Okay.

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    Re: Icelands Volcanos could send World into "Deep Freeze"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Couple that with the solar minimum we've had for the past what... year almost two? I'm sure every backyard ecologist nutbad is dusting off their paddle boats and thermometers to do some serious scientific study proving, yet again / once and for all it's "all our fault".


    *putting back paddle boats and thermometers*


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    Re: Icelands Volcanos could send World into "Deep Freeze"

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Couple that with the solar minimum we've had for the past what... year almost two? I'm sure every backyard ecologist nutbad is dusting off their paddle boats and thermometers to do some serious scientific study proving, yet again / once and for all it's "all our fault".
    I'm pretty sure nobody is blaming the volcano on human activity.
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    Re: Icelands Volcanos could send World into "Deep Freeze"

    The French Revolution started with the Icelandic volcanos blowing their top.
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    Re: Icelands Volcanos could send World into "Deep Freeze"

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I'm pretty sure nobody is blaming the volcano on human activity.
    I'm pretty sure you missed the point.

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    Re: Icelands Volcanos could send World into "Deep Freeze"

    Gotta admit though...

    this one was pretty sweettt


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    Re: Icelands Volcanos could send World into "Deep Freeze"

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I'm pretty sure you missed the point.
    The two sentences he posted weren't very coherent.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Icelands Volcanos could send World into "Deep Freeze"

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The two sentences he posted weren't very coherent.
    They were to the literate.

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