Bárðarbunga reader question

Richie, one of our readers emailed in a good question that is a good starting point for a brief update on Bárðarbunga. “Could you do an article comparing this intrusion to others? Looking at the post it appears that it is almost 40 Km long but how wide is it and in terms of volume.…

A few notes on possible flight disruption

[caveat: this is my opinion and in no way should be used for any decision-making] Given the level of disruption caused by the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull there has been an inevitable level of concern from many readers/commenters on the likelihood of future air travel plans being affected by any eruption in Bardarbunga. Unfortunately we…

Bárðarbunga – Nature of the beast

First let me write one thing, and that is that we are not in Kansas anymore. And with that I mean that we are in totally uncharted country. Icelandic Met Office has the best volcanologists on the planet, and they pretty much never make a mistake. They are quite simply the best and their reputation…

Bárdarbunga Eruption has Started

Update: Aviation Colour Code Red has been declared for the Volcano Bárdarbunga and the surrounding area. Icelandic Met Office helicopter observation confirms ongoing eruption that appears to be small at this time. Keep up with the updates as they come. And an urgent call: Please keep traffic on IMO sites as low as possible. If…

Bárðarbunga loves Grimsvötn = True

I once again reiterate that it is Icelandic Met Office and Almannavarnadeild ríkislögreglustjóra that has the authority to issue warnings for Iceland in regards of eruptions and jökulhlaups. For airborne ash advisories it is in the following order London VAAC and IMO that issues advisories. That being said here follows a brief update upon what…