Leicester geologist blogs on Eyjef-, Eyiaf- Ejyafya- ... That Icelandic Volcano

Posted by mjs76 at Nov 08, 2010 10:40 AM |
Difficult to spell, even harder to pronounce, That Icelandic Volcano wreaked havoc across European airspace earlier this year.

Apart from everything else, it caused the cancellation of a rather good international conference on green turbines that we were planning to hold at Leicester.

Jan Zalasiewicz from our Department of Geology has written a guest blog-post for the Oxford University Press about That Icelandic Volcano and the particular – or, if you like, particulate – dangers which its ash cloud presented to aircraft.

Jan’s most recent book for the OUP is The Planet in a Pebble, in which he extracts a geological history of the solar system from one small stone on a Welsh riverbank.