Friday, April 16, 2010

Volcanic Ash Advisory from London

This is a graphic from the MET VAAC office showing the dispersion of volcanic ash from Eyjafjallajokull--the Volcano that has erupted in Iceland on Wednesday April 14th, the center of the Energy Date period.

If the volcano continues to spew ash--or its sister volcano erupts--the economic effect will be significant, ranging from airlines to agriculture. It is amazing how quickly the ash spreads. If Yellowstone ever became active and ash was carried in the jet stream east, the economic and social consequences would become a matter of great concern in America--the same scenario could play out in Europe.

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