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Extended deep freeze if Iceland volcano blows
 

Katla could cause "serious weather cvhanges"
 

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25 Mar 10 - If Iceland's Katla volcano should erupt, it would likely send the world, including the USA, into an extended deep freeze, says this article on USA Today."

When Katla went off in the 1700s, the USA suffered a very cold winter," says Gary Hufford, a scientist with the Alaska Region of the National Weather Service. "The Mississippi River froze just north of New Orleans and the East Coast, especially New England, had an extremely cold winter.
                                                                       Source: ESRI

"Katla could cause some serious weather changes," says Hufford. It depends on the duration of the eruption, and how high the ash gets blasted into the stratosphere.

When Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991, it spewed ash 70,000 feet into the stratosphere for two days and temperatures dropped worldwide about four degrees for about a year.

See entire article by Doyle Rice
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2010/03/global-cooling-what-happens-if-the-iceland-volcano-blows/1
Thanks to Tom McHart for this link

                                      Also see Youtube video:

The eruption of an Icelandic volcano which had lain dormant for 200 years could have reverberations for studies of flooding in the North East. “There could be a huge eruption to come and it is potentially very serious,” said Newcastle University’s Dr Andy Russell.

When Katla last produced a major eruption in 1918, the flood water flow was of Amazon proportions at 250,000 cubic metres. Katla is due another big eruption,” said Dr Russell, who went to Iceland 11 years ago to study the consequences of a smaller eruption at Katla.
See http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2010/03/24/volcano-could-help-und erstand-floods-61634-26096837/


See also Iceland volcano could have global consequences

See also Iceland volcano erupts - hundreds evacuated         

 

 



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