Thursday, April 22, 2010

2010 Volcanic Eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland

The 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull are a series of major volcanic events at Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland. They caused significant disruption to air travel across western and northern Europe in 2010.

Seismic activity started at the end of 2009, and led to a volcanic eruption on 20 March 2010 whose Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) was 1. The plume of ash from a later ongoing eruption beginning on 14 April 2010 led to widespread disruption of air travel in Europe from 15 April, grounding planes and affecting the travel plans of millions of passengers worldwide. The aftermath of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruptions adversely affected travel around the world, with air space across more than 20 European countries remaining largely closed until April 20.

- Wikipedia

Science Fair Project Information (Idea)
Title: The 2010 Volcanic Eyjafjallajökull Eruption
Subject: Earth sciences
Grade level: Elementary, middle and high school - Grades 4-12
Academic Level: Ordinary
Project Type: Descriptive
Cost: Low
Description: Main topics: Eyjafjallajökull volcanic history, science, and adverse effects on environment, air travel and economy.
2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull
Air travel disruption after the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption
Aftermath of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption
Frequently Asked Question on the Eruption in Iceland
Information about eruption on Eyjafjallajökull: University of Iceland
Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety

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