Flashcards in Eyjaffjallajokull (V) 2010 Deck (11):
What made it a disaster?
Impacted the soil of the surrounding area which affected livestock.
Ash cloud which affected flights in Europe - over 95,000 flights were affected. But there were no deaths or human fatalities. There were only economic losses associated with flight cancellations - airports lost around 80m
Park's model - relief
None was required
Park's model - reconstruction
There wasn't really any substantial damage.
Capacity of the population to cope
Developed country, ver un-densely populated country.
Melting of large amounts of ice, 750 tonnes of magma ejected every second, flooding from silting up of rivers and melting of 150m thick ice cap.
Ash went 30,000 ft into the air - all across Europe
Source - British geological society
Written by Dr Sue Loughlin and Dr Brian Baptie on 16 May 2010 - reliable...
Source - Geography in the News (article)
Written on the 20th April 2010
Source - website - volcano.oregonstate.com
Reliable written by uni researchers and thus experts.