AP Photo / Brynjar Gauti. Eyjafjallajökull 2010.

Summer in Iceland

I thought that I should write a short recapitulation on what has been going on during the summer in Iceland for those who have been otherwise occupied with gardening, beach visits and other general summer activities. I also think that it would be good with a general recapitulation for everyone. As always I am not…

Sulfur carvings, 
another way for the miners to make money. Image by rachel in wonderland (Flickr) taken June 2, 2014.

Lughnasadh riddles

While August 1st marks the beginning of autumn and harvest time in the Gaelic culture, Carl was spending a fortune to snatch the last fan of Sweden to survive the heatwave. Everyone else´s brains also seem to have melted down, so here are just a few photographic impressions snatched from Flickr and NASA in order to…

Koko Crater, Hanauma Bay and Hawaii Kai. Image from Wikipedia (by Mbz1, CC-BY-SA-2.5).

The Volcanic Landmarks of Oahu, Hawaii – The Conclusion

Hanauma Crater The Hanauma Crater was created during the Honolulu volcano series. The volcanic vents that formed Hanauma Crater opened on the seafloor about 32,000 years ago. Upwelling magma vaporized the ocean water and steam explosions atomized the magma into fine ash. The explosions built cones of ash, which solidified into tuff. The eruptions shattered the coral…

Hand coloured image of the VEI-4 1918 eruption of Katla. It was the largest explosive eruption on Iceland during the last century, only the 2011 Grimsvötn eruption was larger.

Activity at Katla and Bárdarbunga

Lately the internet has been filled with the usual doom and gloom about Katla. And since there has actually been a bit of unusual behavior I find it merited to actually write about the volcano. Background on Katla The volcano resides under the Myrdalsjökull glacier and it is one of the larger volcanoes on Iceland.…