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…

Lakí deconstructed – Anatomy of an Eruption

Foreword After I wrote my post ‘Central volcanoes of Vatnajökull’ a discussion ensued on the Lakí fissure eruption, both about the anatomy and its timeline. In the end I offered to write a post on it. I not only armed myself by reading more than 30 scientific articles on the subject, I also delved into…

Ruminarian II – Tolbachik

Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t been doing a large number of plots. In part, this is because digging into a large set of data takes a bit of motivation and patience… and a bit-o-time. KarenZ, dfm, and chryphia have picked up the mantle on animated plots, and have each brought their…