Thursday, April 15, 2010

Volcanic Ash Begins Drift Across Europe

On March 20, the Iceland volcanic eruption at the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier - the first since 1821 - caused an evacuation of the small population living in the area. Now, more recently, the volcano began a more powerful eruption sequence spectacularly melting part of the glacier, and sending rivers of water crashing down to flood the land below.

We are living through spectacular times where nature does what nature does. Volcano's are part of the life support system of this planet. They seed life onto the planet, but when they are active it is not so good to be downwind of them ..

The New Moon April 14 eruption, sent explosive plumes of smoke and ash 6,000 meters into the air from fissures of the active Iceland volcano. A dense cloud of ash has begun drifting slowly over Northern Europe. A finer cloud is drifting South, down across Britain and eventually across Southern Europe.

Flights have been cancelled across Britain, as the fine ash can cause engine problems (seizure) in planes. Down on the ground the slowly drifting ash will probably cause a cooling of the weather, and if the volcano really erupts will potentially effect food production.

It was 1816, called "The Year Without Summer" .. low Solar activity and the largest eruption known in over 1,600 years - The Mount Tambora eruption of 1815. We humans can be very arrogant, and forget how vulnerable we are - how dependent we are on climate, water and stable weather patterns to grow our crops.

Everything we have today is built on our ability to feed ourselves, growing crops for food. You need water, but you do not really need energy as you can eat your food raw. Our technology, the way we live, our computers and transport systems depend on our ability to grow food and obtain water. People tend to forget that. We should show more respect to the Earth, because the planet provides us with everything we have and everything we need.

The volcanic ash and dust wont go away too fast. It is dense and slow moving, and I would imagine that changes from an eruption evolve across years - not days or weeks. The 1783 Laki eruption (South Iceland), sent 120 million tons of Sulphur Dioxide into the atmosphere, and across Europe. The meteorological impact of Laki resonated on, contributing significantly to several years of extreme weather in Europe. In North America, the winter of 1784 was the longest and one of the coldest on record.

The Vatnajökull glacier is Europe's largest glacier, with an area of 8300 square km and with an ice sheet up to 1000m thick. On March 23 MSNBC wrote, "Scientists say history has proven that when the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupts, Katla follows — the only question is how soon." Experts are warning that these eruptions could go on for a long time.

Atmospheric cooling occurs when large amounts of Sulphur Dioxide from an eruption combine with water vapour, creating a sulphric acid mist that reflects sunlight away from the Earth. The April 14 eruption is inside the main Eyjafjallajokull crater and is much more powerful.

Authorities in Britain claimed Thursday that the volcanic ash clouds are so high in the upper atmosphere they will cause no health problems .. although residents in the Shetlands Isles, Scotland reported a strong sulphuric smell of rotten eggs .. maybe the Shetland Isles are not part of mainland Britain? I guess they're classed as Vikings.

Volcanic activity, from my own observations, are magnetic as well as what we observe in terms of spectacular eruptions, magma flow, clouds and ash. From what I am seeing, I would imagine that something much finer that we do not see flows out from an eruption altering the climate (weather) long before the slow moving ash spreads into the upper atmosphere. The only word that comes to mind is Aether, that mysterious force whose existence is denied by modern science.

Dense ash and dust clouds stopping flights and closing airports is the most obvious outcome of a large volcanic eruption, but there are finer mostly overlooked activities, electrical fields and kinetic energy oscillations. Therefore, do volcanoes when active show fluctuations in the Earth's magnetic field? The lava does not explode out, it bubbles and dances - reacting to something unseen.

I imagine that magnetic or Aether fluctuations / alterations precede the spread of ash into the upper atmosphere and out into the lower atmospheric streams. As matter (movement) is the visible form of energy (magnetic force), wind currents are energy .. something other than ash is being seeded into the atmosphere. The clouds of ash are the visible spectrum of that something else. [I have a good imagination]

Of course, layers of volcanic ash are going to suffocate pastures and any growing living matter nearby, and animal forms don't want to breath it in. However, long term the primordial nutrients from volcanoes nourish the soil - and the elements falling with the rain must also feed primordial nutrients into the soil, fertilising our planet.

Sadao Shoji and Tadashi Takahashi (Japan) reported in October 2002 that volcanic ash soils are among the most productive in the world. They concluded that, "With proper management volcanic ash soils are capable of high productivity and long term agricultural and environmental sustainability."

In the short term volcanic eruptions close to populated areas are either an inconvenience or they are a threat to life. In the long term this is one way planet Earth distributes nutrients for long term wealth of future generations. I am sure the ash must revitalise the earth, atmosphere and soil in some way .. cooling the planet, retaining water and increasing rain penetration, perhaps increasing water retention of the soil '-)

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