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Iceland Reporting Trip Roundup

2 September 2010 – 12:00 |

I went to Iceland in April to report on volcano monitoring during the Eyjafjallajökull eruption for Science Magazine.
That story, which appeared 23 April 2010, is here.
A pair of photos from my field trips appeared in …

Iceland’s Monster Bares Its Heart

1 September 2010 – 23:00 |

This past spring’s eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland was a nightmare for travelers, but it gave scientists in Europe unprecedented access to a complex eruption right in their backyard.

Braving Iceland’s Volcano

23 May 2010 – 17:29 |

The propeller-driven six-seater churns straight toward the brown plume over Eyjafjallajökull, unlike other aircraft taking off from Reykjavík airport. Inside, accompanied by a seasoned pilot, sits Björn Oddsson, a graduate student at the University of …

Brewing a Cup of Volcanic Tea

4 May 2010 – 10:39 |

Many families along Iceland’s fertile southern coast can spin a good yarn about a close escape from an exploding volcano. Take Kristín Vogförð’s  grandfather, who was tending sheep on the eastern slopes of Katla when it …