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…

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…

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…

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…