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04-19-2010, 03:50 AM
Did you hear at your end of the world about the big vulcanic ash cloud from Iceland that caused the stillstand at all our airports since days? That will have some big economig side-effects. Otherwise…

me it is giving two more relaxing days at the office ;-) – because my boss and two more managers are stranded and won’t get a way back before tomorrow. Am I very bad to enjoy the time? :p

04-19-2010, 03:54 AM
One of my co-worker's daughter came back from Frankfurt on the last plane leaving. She would have been stranded there otherwise.
The Big Picture (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/icelands_disruptive_volcano.html)

04-19-2010, 06:56 AM
I hear the sunsets are very colourful because of it.

04-19-2010, 11:00 AM
I was supposed to be flying to Germany on Wednesday for work, now I'm driving there leaving today, back in a week or so.

ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!:clap:

04-19-2010, 07:40 PM
Yes but talk about a photo opportunity


04-20-2010, 02:40 AM
Many years ago on the Falklands I listened to a talk on local radio from British Airways pilot who lost all four engines after flying into an ash cloud.
He said how he decided to lose height to get into thicker air to restart engines and how up to that point no one had ever faced the problem before so he was in very unknown ground.
It worked hence he could give talk. However unless there have been changes he said how there was no warning as to what he was flying into and I would not want to fly at the moment.
On photo I was looking at sun raise and set to see anything odd but here in North Wales the effect is just like a misty day and nothing worth taking photo of.
Still got up early in case.
Love the picture from Greg_Nuspel however I don't want to get that close so I'll give that photo opportunity a miss thanks.

04-24-2010, 02:24 AM
In 1980 when Mount Sait Helens erupted, I was living in Lethbridge. I remember seeing the ash storm arrive. Lethbridge is several hundred miles away from Mount Saint Helens but it just shows you how the winds travel. Some friends of mine had been camping in Waterton that weekend and a few had been partying and fell asleep outside. They awoke to find themselves and the ground covered in a fine coating of ash. It took three days for the ash to cover the whole of the U.S. and 15 days for it to go around the world. Detectable ash covered 22000 square miles.

A earthquake of 5.1 preceded the eruption that blew the top off the mountain. The effects of the lahars stranded 31 ships in the Columbia river as well as closing down air traffic along the west coast for several days.

Well here it is nutshell:

1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980_eruption_of_Mount_St._Helens)