Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Spill Igjen

Spill igjen is apparently Islenska for "play again." I'm pretty sure "spill" must mean "play" because that was the word associated with the start button the first time I watched this incredible video of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption: spectacular Strombolian blasts and projectiles. I thought it was worth the time to spill igjen, and get a screen capture. Below is one from about 41 seconds in. (Hat tip to Al for sending me this link)As you may have heard, our planet's flatulence disrupted European airspace some more this past weekend, but it looks as if the EU is working out its regulatory snarls... necessity is the mother of invention, after all.
But passengers were today still facing long delays to transatlantic flights in and out of Europe and cancellations to destinations in Spain, Portugal, Morocco, the Canary Islands and Madeira because of the continuing ash plume from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano.
I wonder if our own FAA is paying attention, or if it will take an eruption in one of the contiguous states to figure out how to fly the ashy skies. Actually, since that agency has already had to cope with multiple Alaskan eruptions, I suspect they're better prepared overall than Europe was.

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