Where is Eyjafjallajökull?<br />Volcano location<br />http://d-maps.com/carte.php?lib=europe_map&num_car=2233&lang=en<br />
So... what happened?<br />http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/hi/about/newsid_8625000/8625035.stm<br />
So... what happened?<br />Iceland is located on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.<br />The North-American and Eurasian plates move apart- called constructive plates.<br />This causes magma to rise to the surface and form volcanoes.<br />The latest eruption occurred under a glacier.<br />The water cooled the lava quickly resulting in glass particles entering the plume.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fimmvorduhals_second_fissure_2010_04_02.JPG<br />
April 15th Ash Plume- Image from NASA<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ash_plume_from_Eyjafjallajokull_Volcano_over_the_North_Atlantic,_April_15,_2010_-_A2010105.1330.250m.jpg<br />
Why can’t we fly?- Which are true?<br />The particles erode the fans of the engines. <br />Glass in the plume melts and coats the internal parts of the engine.<br />The aircraft is likely to be hit by lava.<br />The particles can sandblast the windscreen making it difficult to land.<br />Ash blocks the ventilation system, causing the engines to overheat and shut down.<br />Gases from the volcano could cause the pilots to pass out.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Turbofan3_Unlabelled.gif<br />Ash can add significant weight to the aircraft and change its balance.<br />Ash can cause damage to instruments that measure pressure and airspeed.<br />Pilots are unable to navigate due to the poor visibility.<br />
What impact on the individual?<br />An importer of fruit.<br />Produce a similar diagram for one of these individuals.<br />No flights<br />GCSE student on holiday<br />No fruit can be imported.<br />A teacher on holiday<br />Fruit is left to rot.<br />A self-employed builder<br />Importer loses money.<br />Fruit shortage and price rises?<br />
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