Category Archives: Research

Small eruption took place in Katla volcano in July 2011

According to the news on Rúv this evening it is now a opinion at Icelandic Met Office that a small eruption did take place in Katla volcano during the days 8 and 9 July 2011. This eruption was however larger … Continue reading

Posted in Dyke intrusions, Glacier flood, Harmonic tremors, Hydrothermal, Katla / Mýrdalsjökull, Lava, Magma, Monitoring, Research, Volcano | 39 Comments

Iceland government to increase monitoring and research into Iceland volcanoes

Iceland government did approve today to increase funding for research into Iceland volcanoes. But this is also part of a plan for a risk assessment for volcanoes in Iceland. But it is expected that this research is going to take … Continue reading

Posted in Monitoring, Research, Science, SIL Network, Volcano | 256 Comments

The importance of good science in geology (and other fields too)

I am not going to make this a long blog post. I know that many of you find that I have been unfair when it comes to deal with certain ideas about geology and how it works. The truth however … Continue reading

Posted in General, Myths, Research, Science | 50 Comments

Few right and wrong things about geology in Iceland, part 1

I have seen many speculations on how geology works in Iceland. Some of it is good and based on observation and factual basic. Other however is nothing but speculation and far from anything based on factual evidence on how geology … Continue reading

Posted in Eruptions, History, Iceland, Interaction, Lava, Magma, Research, Reykjanes, Reykjanes Ridge, Rift Zone, SISZ, Speculation, Volcano | 59 Comments

New pictures of Eyjafjallajökull Gígujökull glacier lava field

Rúv News has just published new pictures of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The pictures are from Fimmvörðuháls lava field and the lava field that is in Gígujökull glacier. But in that area a lava flow did take place during the eruption. That … Continue reading

Posted in Eyjafjallajökull, Fimmvörðuháls, Hydrothermal, Lava, Research, Video, Volcano, Volcano ash | 124 Comments

Extensive research into Eyjafjallajökull volcano ash cloud

According to news on Rúv. The British government is starting a major research into the ash cloud from Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The size of this research is big and the cost is around 3 million pound. The aim of this research … Continue reading

Posted in Ash cloud, Eyjafjallajökull, Research, Volcano, Volcano ash | 6 Comments