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NONAM organises a PhD summer school - 3.12.2010

Are you a PhD student with an interest in adaptive management in relation to climate change? NONAM organizes its second event, a PhD summer school in Copenhagen 2011, in association with FIVA, the International Research School of Water Resources.

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Bridge over Gígjukvísl

Jökulhlaup from Grímsvötn subsides - 5.11.2010

The jökulhlaup (glacial outburst flood) from Grímsvötn that began near the end of October is now coming to an end. In past centuries, most jökulhlaups from Grímsvötn have entered the course of the river Skeiðará. This time, however, floodwater that emerged from beneath the eastern part of the glacier went westwards along the glacier margin and then entered the river Gígjukvísl. In the summer of 2009, the shift occurred and water has ceased to enter the course of Skeiðará.

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Gígjukvísl 31. okt.-1. nóv. 2010

A jökulhlaup from Grímsvötn - 1.11.2010

On October 31, a glacier outburst flood (jökulhlaup) emerged from beneath the Skeiðarárjökull glacier, a southern outlet of the Vatnajökull ice cap. The present flood is small and no threat to roads and bridges is imminent. Read more
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The Climate and Energy Systems project final conference - 10.9.2010

The final conference of the CES project "Future Climate and Renewable Energy - Impacts, Risks and Adaptation" was held in Oslo from 31 May to 2 June. Stake-holders from the energy sector and researchers from the Nordic and Baltic countries met to exchange views and acquire information about current research of climate changes and energy issues. Read more
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Webpage on travel safety - 6.7.2010

At the beginning of June 2010, a group was formed consisting of Icelandic organizations, companies and government institutions, including the Icelandic Meteorological Office, that have an interest in the travel industry. This group has created a new web site, Safetravel.is, where information on travel safety is accessible. Read more
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NONAM conference in August - 16.6.2010

NONAM, the Nordic Network on Adaptive Management in relation to Climate Change, organizes a multidisciplinary workshop in August 2010 on Risk Assessment and Stakeholder Involvement. Read more
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Hydrology of Eyjafjallajökull - 1.5.2010

Meltwater from the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull runs into river Markarfljót. Hydrological monitoring and interpretation of hydrological data are an important part of risk assessment. Read more
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Latest observations at Eyjafjallajökull - 28.4.2010

An update on events and prospects, including ash forecasts as well as earlier information, can still be found through links in red at IMO's front page. Read more
close up of magma, steam and ash

Eyjafjallajökull eruption - 20.4.2010

An update on events and prospects, including ash forecasts as well as earlier information, can be found through links in red at IMO's front page. Read more
from Reynisfjall near Vík

Magma splatters ejected - 19.4.2010

Magma batches have have now accumulated on the crater's rim. Lumps and batches of magma have also fallen on the ice around the crater and this gives rise to steam plumes. Read more
gosmökkur úr Eyjafjallajökli

The Eyjafjallajökull plume - 18.4.2010

IMO's radar near Keflavik has not detected the plume from Eyjafjallajökull since early this morning. Seismic tremor is ongoing and at a strong level. Read more
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Ash carried southward and east - 17.4.2010

Winds from the north carry the ash southward, where westely winds in the upper atmosphere carry it towards the east. The wind directions are not expected to change much during the next few days.

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ash cloud

Ash clouds and flash floods - 16.4.2010

At 4 pm the volcanic ash cloud was clearly visible above the cloud deck, rising at times to at least 30,000 feet (9 km). Read more
MODIS

Ash cloud extending to Europe - 16.4.2010

A satellite image sequence shows volcanic ash cloud extending to Europe, 15 April 2010, from the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull.

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Flood from Eyjafjallajokull

Ongoing eruption - 16.4.2010

The plume drifts with north-westerly winds reaching Europe. It has been detected over Norway, Sweden, northwestern Russia, northern Poland, northern Germany, northern France and southern UK. Read more
map of earthquake locations

New eruption in Eyjafjallajökull - 14.4.2010

After a few days of quiet in Eyjafjallajökull volcano, a new and much more forceful eruption has begun west of Fimmvörðuháls. Read more
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The volcano measured - 9.4.2010

Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland, has measured the size of the new volcano which has formed around the craters at the eruption site on Fimmvörðuháls.

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steam plumes

The eruption continues with little changes - 5.4.2010

Reduced visibility (10 m) and risky weather keep visitors well away from the eruption now; all access is restriced. Lava fountains have been active both northeast of the main crater and in the old crater. Most of the lava seems to accumulate near the vents, but there are intermittent flows into the gullies of Hruná and Hvanná.

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map of earthquake locations

The magma path revealed - 31.3.2010

Earthquakes in the Eyjafjallajökull volcano have now been relocated using a double-difference relocation method. This approach provides a much sharper image of the event distribution and reveales the magma path to the surface. Read more
map of icesheets in South Iceland

Ninth day of the eruption - 29.3.2010

The eruption in the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic system has been on a small scale so far and tremor signals are diminishing, at least for the time being.

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Photos from Fimmvörðuháls - 23.3.2010

Many photographs have been taken since the eruption began, 20th March, and videos as well. See Earth's fire in action. Read more
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Eruption on Fimmvörðuháls - 21.3.2010

An eruption began in Eyjafjallajökull between 22:30 and 23:30 GMT on Saturday evening, March 20th. The eruption fissure is about 0.5 km long and is located on the norhern side of Fimmvörðuháls, east of the Eyjafjallajökull ice cap. Seismic activity in Eyjafjallajökull has been intensive for the past three weeks. The activity migrated eastwards and towards the surface on Saturday, March 20th. Read more



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