Sunday, May 09, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull - Which Way The Winds Blow

As "experts" claim the eruptions from Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland will not affect global climate or weather .. and there is talk of an "International Relief Flight Center" from Spain (because the theory goes that Icelands volcanic eruptions over the centuries have not crossed Spain), the most recent dust and ash cloud steaming from the eruption on Thursday and Friday shut down flights from Spain, South of France, Portugal and Ireland.

Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano bulging slightly - The Eyjafjallajökull volcano is starting to bulge out, or experience "significant changes in horizontal movement," according to volcanologists at the Icelandic Meteorological Office and the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland. Between 20 and 30 earthquakes have been picked up beneath the ice cap since Monday, at between one and 15 miles deep. This increased seismicity "suggests that new material is intruding from deep below Eyjafjallajökull and latest GPS-observations suggest inflation,"

With increasing earthquakes and lava flow new eruptions are being predicted, and this activity could continue for a year or longer. I don't know who the media's "experts" are or what planet they live on, but it seems absurd to claim that volcanic ash emissions will not alter or affect the weather. Just as it was absurd to assume the ash would not reach Spain, when in reality it depends which way the winds blow. On Saturday, 19 Spanish airports were closed, as ash-dust from the latest eruptions drifted over their airspace.

From what I observe it is obvious that volcanic dust has electromagnetic properties and affects the weather in ways we humans do not completely understand. These are not just "dust-particles" floating around and getting in the way of planes and plans. I am guessing '-) .. these particles have to be charged, and so they must alter the electrical charge of the atmosphere .. surely? So, I did a search .. and it seems that on small and large scales (depending on the size and duration of the eruptions) volcanic activity DOES affect climate!

Nano- and microscale particles and global electromagnetic resonances in the Earth-ionosphere cavity; Besedina and Popel stated: "The presence of dust particles in the atmosphere also influences the annual average temperature near the Earth's surface. For instance, violent volcanic eruptions are accompanied by an appreciable decrease in the annual average temperature."

You would have to take time to read this for yourselves: "The formation and propagation of volcanic clouds can be accompanied by intense electrical processes... Electrical processes in volcanic clouds are very similar to those in thunderclouds..." [Yu. N. Besedina and S. I. Popel; Institute of Geosphere Dynamics, Russian Academy of Sciences - April 5, 2006]

I would surmise that 2010 could be cooler, if the volcanic dust interacts with the atmosphere in such a way as to stimulating electrical flow, cloud formation - perhaps heavy rainfall and storms/thunderstorms. Surely, atmospheric storms, winds, rainfall are all electrical flow? These are currents - flow - movement.

As Spain has suffered severe drought over the past years, will the activities of Eyjafjallajökull bring much needed rain to drought areas? Will the Iceland volcanic eruptions bring a climatic adjustment across Europe? I don't know, but I find it interesting. I would imagine the volcanic relationship to the Earth's atmosphere is so dynamic and yet to subtle that it would be difficult to say which process created which condition.

NASA write that: Large-scale volcanic activity may last only a few days, but the massive outpouring of gases and ash can influence climate patterns for years.

When people get annoyed that they cannot do business-as-usual and get on a plane .. What if the eruptions bring much needed rain to the surface of the planet? After the April 14 volcanic eruptions skies over Europe were clear as overall humidity rapidly decreased and temperatures rose dramatically .. clouds did not form for weeks and there was certainly no rainfall. However, the Earth is a living master alchemist - and as volcanic ash-dust mixes with air-flow, then low pressure is added, then humidity increases, wind direction changes, clouds form and rain falls .. or there can be heavy downpour and flooding. No matter what, we need fresh water from rain.

People forget that the earth is 97% salt water and 3% fresh water - H2O - and so how many of us ask why is it that land animals cannot drink the water in the seas and oceans? The human body is about 70 percent water, and human tears are salty :o) .. and yet humans cannot drink salty sea water, and if seawater invades fertile land plants and trees cannot grow on that land. well, the fact is volcanoes also send water out into the atmosphere! [Volcanoes & Water * Water Vapor In Magma]

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