A series of earthquakes were recorded below the surface of the volcano, indicating a possible eruption brewing. I hope you enjoy! Icelandic Meteorological Office observes all Iceland’s volcanoes and records any warning signs of activity. As the they move apart pressure on the magma mantle below is released and magma rises to the surface. Kenyan economy at risk as perishable goods must be transported through Spain to get to the UK instead of been flown as usual.
The last known eruption of Eyjafjallajokull prior to occurred in to , which produced intermediate-silica tephra from the central caldera. Hire car companies and other forms of transport Hiked their prices as people sought other ways to get home, on my way back from France I met people who had paid thousands of pounds to hire a car to get them to Northern France to take a ferry. If you think trying to remember how to spell it is difficult, try pronouncing it!!! The major problem with this volcano was volcanic ash and the ash plume that resulted from the eruption. The aim of this minute video is to reflect on the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in and to look forward to possible future volcanic eruptions in Iceland.
In this volcano there were two or more discrete magmatic sources involved, with magma of different composition. In this case, the two pates involved are the Atlantic and the Eurasian tectonic plate. Ash was tracked by many countries so they could decide what to do about air traffic in advance.
Earthquakes and Eruptions in Iceland from hjalli on Vimeo. Ash from the eruption deposited dissolved iron into the North Atlantic, triggering a phytoplankton bloom as phytoplankton production was limited by the availability of dissolved iron which is essential for plant growth. At this boundary magma rises up between the plates and cools as it contacts the ocean. A series of earthquakes were manxgement below the surface of the volcano, indicating a possible eruption maanagement.
Volcano case study: Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland Flashcards Preview
Finally, many companies had contingency plans in place for an emergency such as this, so could cope better, Tesco circumvented the ash cloud by flying Kenyan produce into Spain and then using road haulage for example.
Iceland itself is thought to be situated over a hotspot where a stationary plume of magma has risen to the Earth’s surface as like Hawaii.
More Video Resources Solheimajokull: Eyjafjallajokull E15 is an ice-covered stratovolcano South-East of Iceland. A mantle plume or hot spot- a jet of hot mantle is brising rapidly towards the surface and produces vast quantities of lava which allows Iceland to break through the waves and form an island.
Within Iceland many people were very lucky as t he volcano is on the south coast and the wind carried the ash southeast towards Europe: The Icelandic Meteorological Office monitors earth movements, water conditions and weather and issues eyjafjaolajokull.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Upon eruption, the volcano ripped open a 1km long fissure in the field of ice. This cloud drifted towards Northern Europe and closed the air space for days on end stranding millions of people all over the world who could not fly.
I have referred to my old A level notes to compile this detailed case study managemetn the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland.
Askja, Krafla, Surtsey etc. You are commenting using your Google account. For my first post, I thought I would cover my favourite case study from A level. LEDCs were also badly affected, with Kenya being a great example. Iceland is an MEDC more economically developed country.
GCSE CASE STUDY : Eyjafjallajökull – Volcanic Eruption | GCSE and A Level Geography Blog
Responses to the event. Indeed, visibility was down to a few metres and local cattle farmers suffered. Skip to content Advertisements. That means that the countries affected by this hazard responded by themselves or collectively, and had the capacity to do so.