Holuhraun eruption looking north from Dyngjujökull (Photograph by Einar Gudmann)

Bardarbunga Update 20140903

  Since the appropriate Icelandic authorities have today publicly mentioned the possibility of a large, acidic and explosive eruption at Bardarbunga, we now feel free to inform you that this possibility has been discussed by the Dragons, behind closed doors, for well over a week. The key information comes from this official IMO graphic: The…

14tmyy8

The Calm before the Storm

Water drainage basins at the glacier bed for the principal rivers draining Vatnajökull. Subglacial water-filled cupolas, located under depressions in the glacier surface, collect meltwater and periodically drain by means of jökulhlaups. In order to determine water divide locations on a regional scale, a model was employed which assumed that water pressure at the glacier…

hekla19701

Countdown to Hekla

It has been a long time since I wrote about Hekla. But, I guess nobody is surprised at what I am about to write. Everyone with a genuine interest in volcanoes have their favorite volcano. As many in here know Hekla is my favorite volcano to bang my head against. Few volcanoes are as intricate…

Image Wikimedia Commons

Bárdarbunga calling

Á SPRENGISANDI Ríðum, ríðum, rekum yfir sandinn, rennur sól á bak við Arnarfell. Hér á reiki’ er margur óhreinn andinn úr því fer að skyggja á jökulsvell. . . . This is one of the most famous Icelandic folk songs, talking about people riding over the highland desert, on the Sprengisandur track, hurrying on horseback…