Tracking the ash from the ‘unpronounceable’ volcano

From the FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology Scientists ‘read’ the ash from the Icelandic volcano 2 years after its eruption In May 2010, the ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull reached the Iberian Peninsula and brought airports to a halt all over Europe. At the time, scientists followed its paths using…

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Racing To The Mountaintop at 0.4 Metres Per Year

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Anthony highlighted a study called “Recent Plant Diversity Changes on Europe’s Mountain Peaks” (paywalled here , hereinafter Pauli2012). The Supplementary Online Information (SOI) is here. The study concluded that the plants had moved vertically up the mountain by 2.7 metres, and Anthony was justifiably amused by the accuracy of the…