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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #30 on: April 15, 2010, 03:44 PM »
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This is really thick, very fine ash, I'm not sure you can 'miss' it... I guess maybe if it's up high enough and the sky is cloudy, maybe you wouldn't notice it... I'm not really sure how much it's spread out... This is sooo exciting! What if it blocks out the sun!?

Interesting that you mention blocking out the sun .... every year there are VAST amounts of sludgy green coloured pollen which blows up from Mexico into the US and it does block out the sun and cover your car in nasty stuff.
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #31 on: April 15, 2010, 03:57 PM »
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Interesting that you mention blocking out the sun .... every year there are VAST amounts of sludgy green coloured pollen which blows up from Mexico into the US and it does block out the sun and cover your car in nasty stuff.
People in Iceland have experienced the sky go dark but it might be different circumstances for them... let's hope we get something exciting Smile
It would be pretty damn amazing and that pollen stuff sounds really cool, but if I ever go to the south, it will be during tornado season... Very Happy
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #32 on: April 15, 2010, 03:59 PM »
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It would be pretty damn amazing and that pollen stuff sounds really cool, but if I ever go to the south, it will be during tornado season... Very Happy

Well, if you do, and if you are about to get caught in the middle of one, make a dash for the area under an overpass!
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #33 on: April 15, 2010, 04:01 PM »
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Well, if you do, and if you are about to get caught in the middle of one, make a dash for the area under an overpass!
Thanks for the tip... I need to find me some kind of tornado chaser boyfriend to protect me...
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #34 on: April 15, 2010, 04:33 PM »
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We're not seeing the ash cloud because it isn't think/dense enough for us to see. By the time it has blown down over Britain the ash particles has broken up and scattered over a very wide area.
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #35 on: April 15, 2010, 04:44 PM »
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We're not seeing the ash cloud because it isn't think/dense enough for us to see. By the time it has blown down over Britain the ash particles has broken up and scattered over a very wide area.
Oh for gods sake how boring! I was hoping for a Glasweigan (?) version of Pompeii!
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #36 on: April 15, 2010, 04:52 PM »
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^^That would be a real let down for archaeologists in centuries to come, entombed Glaswegians in tracksuits with bottles of buckie lol Only joking, I'm sure there would be more meaningful culture preserved Smile
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #37 on: April 15, 2010, 05:50 PM »
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This is really thick, very fine ash, I'm not sure you can 'miss' it... I guess maybe if it's up high enough and the sky is cloudy, maybe you wouldn't notice it... I'm not really sure how much it's spread out... This is sooo exciting! What if it blocks out the sun!?
Sky had a pilot on this morning who had actually flown into such a cloud of ash without realising just what it was and the engines stopped - got clogged I suppose. Said it was rather frightening as they were not sure of the cause and it wasn't until they had drifted down below the cloud that the engines started up again. They landed as soon as they could  somewhere in Java and found out what had caused the engines to stop.
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #38 on: April 15, 2010, 06:03 PM »
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Sky had a pilot on this morning who had actually flown into such a cloud of ash without realising just what it was and the engines stopped - got clogged I suppose. Said it was rather frightening as they were not sure of the cause and it wasn't until they had drifted down below the cloud that the engines started up again. They landed as soon as they could  somewhere in Java and found out what had caused the engines to stop.
Oh god that's pretty scary!... nervous
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #39 on: April 15, 2010, 06:11 PM »
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Sky had a pilot on this morning who had actually flown into such a cloud of ash without realising just what it was and the engines stopped - got clogged I suppose. Said it was rather frightening as they were not sure of the cause and it wasn't until they had drifted down below the cloud that the engines started up again. They landed as soon as they could  somewhere in Java and found out what had caused the engines to stop.

That's interesting that you mention that - someone was telling me today about a 747 pilot who flew into a cloud of dust (I think on purpose to look at a volcano) and all four engines stopped (years ago).  He purposefully dove under the cloud and thereby under the cloud of dust and the engines started up again.  The guy lost his job and his pilot's license.
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #40 on: April 15, 2010, 06:13 PM »
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Also heard today that the continent is closed down too - not just Britain.
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #41 on: April 15, 2010, 06:44 PM »
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Sky had a pilot on this morning who had actually flown into such a cloud of ash without realising just what it was and the engines stopped - got clogged I suppose. Said it was rather frightening as they were not sure of the cause and it wasn't until they had drifted down below the cloud that the engines started up again. They landed as soon as they could  somewhere in Java and found out what had caused the engines to stop.
That's interesting that you mention that - someone was telling me today about a 747 pilot who flew into a cloud of dust (I think on purpose to look at a volcano) and all four engines stopped (years ago).  He purposefully dove under the cloud and thereby under the cloud of dust and the engines started up again.  The guy lost his job and his pilot's license.
I believe that'sthe same story. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8622099.stm
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #42 on: April 15, 2010, 07:01 PM »
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Hahaha just a random tweet... lmao


christopher_ecb Volcano in Iceland, hope it took out Kerry Katona
less than a minute ago
 
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #43 on: April 15, 2010, 07:13 PM »
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Hahaha just a random tweet... lmao


christopher_ecb Volcano in Iceland, hope it took out Kerry Katona
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Re: Eyjafjallajökull volcano causes travel chaos « Reply #44 on: April 15, 2010, 07:27 PM »
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Ok slight panic. Two (vital) members of the syncro team are on holiday atm... We have a competition in 2 weeks, ones in Venice, one in France so they can get back for the competition but they might not be here for any training! nervous
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