April 15, 2010

Iceland volcano grounds flights across northern Europe

Clouds of ash are in the air this morning from an erupted volcano in Iceland. The BBC says "the huge ash cloud is drifting south, leaving airports closed and a number of passengers potentially stranded in the UK and overseas. Experts say the ash affects visibility and debris can get sucked into airplane engines, which could affect the safety of air travel."

To read more about this, USAToday.com has an article here.

Enslow Publishers recently published a book on this natural disaster: Volcanoes: The Science Behind Fiery Eruptions

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