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Ben Robinson

Madeleine Student

on 31 January 2013

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Transcript of Eyjafjallajokull

Eyjafjallajokull Ey-yah-fya-laya-ku-tell The name comes from the Icelandic language and the actual volcano's name is Eyjafjalla The rest of it (jokull) is "ice cap'
or "icicle" It is located in Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland and there is an entire ice cap sitting on top of it which makes it extra dangerous. Location The Name Basic Facts 1. Sits in Iceland, on top of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
2. Is a stratovolcano
3. 1,666 meters tall
4. Explosive
5. Explosions date back to 550 A.D.
6. Is smaller than its neighboring volcano, Katla Why The lightning? Here Is a Video The lightning was created when all of the friction of the ash erupting from the volcano, creates enough friction to create a lightning bolt. Eyjafjallajokull was especially prone to this because of all of the ash thrown from the volcano. more, More, MORE! 7. Its' last eruption was on April 17, 2010
8. The eruption launched ash 56,000 feet up into the air
9. Costed the U.K. over 1 billion dollars in flight itinerary
10. extra dangerous because of the glacier on top of it Last Facts 11. when the volcano erupted, the heat caused the glacier above it to melt causing floods
12. since the glacier is on top of it, melting water can find its way into the volcano causing pressure because of the steam
13. the latest explosion was unexpected because it had one in march of the same year
14. all previous eruptions have triggered one from Katla
15. The name is a mouthful, even for Icelander Pretty, but dangerous Bibliography: SOURCES
http://metro.co.uk/2010/04/15/eyjafjallajokull-glacier-facts-about-icelands-volcano-region-242222/ http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/04/100414-iceland-volcano-erupts-evacuate-flooding/ http://www.icenews.is/2012/12/11/underground-chain-reaction-caused-2010-eyjafjallajokull-eruptions/ PICTURES http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/comments_more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html http://icelandwantstobeyourfriend.tumblr.com/image/37730527166 http://www.skimountaineer.com/ROF/ROF.php?name=Katla http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/eyjafjallajokull-volcano-lightning-iceland/ VIDEO
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