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Michigan Aerospace Nabs NASA Contract - Michigan Aerospace Corp.

Michigan Aerospace Nabs NASA Contract - Michigan Aerospace Corp. | Volcanic Ash and its effects on planes | Scoop.it
Optical products and engineering company Michigan Aerospace Corp. (MAC) has received a NASA contract to develop its aircraft-based optical air data sy...
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Research - Mesoscale Group - Dept of Meteorology - University of Reading

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Modelling the Dispersion of Volcanic Ash

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Earth and Environment: Tracing Icelandic-born volcanic ash across Northern Scandianavia

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Dr C Horwell - Durham University

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Claire Horwell's research currently has the following foci:

1) Addressing a fundamental problem in the field of natural dust hazards: identifying what causes variations in natural dust toxicity. This includes investigation of the mechanism of formation of crystalline silica polymorphs in volcanic settings; assessment of surface occlusion of particles by more-inert minerals, and adaptation of analytical techniques for high-resolution micro-analysis of respirable crystalline silica in natural dusts (coal dust, volcanic ash, desert dusts, diatomaceous earth and surgarcane combustion).

2) Iron-induced reactivity of particle surfaces in different volcanic ash types. This is a hitherto unreported mechanism of toxicity for volcanic particles. Claire’s research, using EPR spectrometry, has shown that all volcanic ash generates hydroxyl radicals, but particularly basaltic ash, which was not previously thought of as a health hazard due to its lack of crystalline silica.

3) Grain-size analysis of volcanic ash for the rapid assessment of volcanic health hazard. Claire Horwell has built a database of volcanic ash grain-size analyses, focusing on health-pertinent fractions, to allow rapid assessment of health hazard at the onset of new eruptions. She also has developed a methodology for predicting quantities of respirable material in an ash sample where state-of-the-art analytical techniques are unavailable.

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Turbines Ash Clouds Asking Trouble - ASME

Passengers may think worldwide flight cancellations and reroutings were unnecessary after Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull’s recent eruption, but clouds of volcanic ash and dust pose real and substantial dangers for aircraft jet engines.
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How Much Volcanic Ash Is Too Much for a Jet Engine?: Scientific American

How Much Volcanic Ash Is Too Much for a Jet Engine?: Scientific American | Volcanic Ash and its effects on planes | Scoop.it
The danger posed to airplanes by volcanic clouds is not well understood, so officials are trying to limit exposure as much as possible
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Tracking the ash from the 'unpronounceable' volcano

Tracking the ash from the 'unpronounceable' volcano | Volcanic Ash and its effects on planes | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Boeing Invents: The Pursuit of Safer Air Travel - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law

Boeing Invents: The Pursuit of Safer Air Travel - IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Patent Law | Volcanic Ash and its effects on planes | Scoop.it
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100-year-old volcanic ash causes haze over Alaska

100-year-old volcanic ash causes haze over Alaska | Volcanic Ash and its effects on planes | Scoop.it
A smoggy haze that hung over Kodiak Island in Alaska last week was caused by the wind-blown ash of a volcanic eruption that took place over 100 years...

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Mexico volcano ash disrupts US flights for second day - Fox News

Mexico volcano ash disrupts US flights for second day - Fox News | Volcanic Ash and its effects on planes | Scoop.it
Raw Story Mexico volcano ash disrupts US flights for second day Fox News MEXICO CITY (AFP) – Four US airlines canceled at least 10 flights to and from Mexico City's airport Friday after the Popocatepetl volcano spewed more ash, a day after hundreds...
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300 Million Engines of Growth

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For America to lead innovation in the 21st century, we have to make sure that our people are skilled and educated, operating in an economic environment that is conducive to their success and that allows them to compete at home and abroad.
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Radioactive volcanic ash pendants can cause cancer: Subra - Daily Express

Radioactive volcanic ash pendants can cause cancer: Subra - Daily Express | Volcanic Ash and its effects on planes | Scoop.it
Radioactive volcanic ash pendants can cause cancer: Subra Daily Express Putra Jaya: The Health Ministry has advised the public to refrain from buying and using pendants made of volcanic ash containing natural radioactive substances as it could...
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Analysing ash flows from volcanic explosions - physicsworld.com

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New model identifies two key effects for ash aggregation
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NASA Langley Advanced Satellite Aviation-Weather Products(ASAP) -- Research - Volcanic Ash

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Volcanic Ash - University of Reading

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It was impossible to see individual particles of ash with the naked eye, but the University of Reading has captured images which show the fascinating make-up of the outpourings from the Icelandic volcano...
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Grímsvötn ash collection | British Geological Survey (BGS)

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Grímsvötn seismic activity, Iceland | British Geological Survey (BGS)
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Bristol University | Cabot Institute | ash in volcanic clouds

Bristol University | Cabot Institute | ash in volcanic clouds | Volcanic Ash and its effects on planes | Scoop.it
The amount of ash released by Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano during April 2010 was significantly underestimated at the time of the eruption, according to a new model developed at the University of Bristol and published in the Journal of...
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FAA investigates effects of volcanic ash on aircraft engines

FAA investigates effects of volcanic ash on aircraft engines | Volcanic Ash and its effects on planes | Scoop.it
Several commercial aircraft have unexpectedly encountered volcanic ash clouds during flights over recent years, which in turn have caused in-flight loss of engi
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NASA to Test Jet Engine with a Helping of Cereal and Crayons.

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TechnologyWater forms an interesting cyclonic twist as it is intentionally sucked into the test engine of a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport aircraft during the VIPR project engine health monitoring t...
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February 17, Nitin Padture, Brown University » Materials Science Engineering | Blog Archive | Boston University

February 17, Nitin Padture, Brown University » Materials Science Engineering | Blog Archive | Boston University | Volcanic Ash and its effects on planes | Scoop.it
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February 17, Nitin Padture, Brown UniversityExtreme Materials Engineering: From Turbine Engine Coatings to Carbon Nanotube Composites to Graphene Devices…
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Public help study volcanic ash fallout

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ed.ac.uk: Members of the public have helped Edinburgh scientists study Icelandic volcano eruptions, by gathering ash samples for analysis.


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Aerial Photographs of Iceland by Andre Ermolaev

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At first glance these photos by Andre Ermolaev look like twisting abstract paintings, but in reality are aerial photos of rivers flowing through Iceland’s endless beds of volcanic ash. Given its name and stereotypical depiction it’s somewhat surprising to learn that the small country named after ice is home to no less than 30 active volcanic systems. You’ll remember the eruption of the massive Grímsvötn volcano just last year that spewed some 120 million tons of ash in the first 48 hours and snarled air traffic for days.


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Please, someone ask me to go to Iceland.... soon.

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nsf.gov - Special Report - Science Nation

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RT @NSF: New Science Nation Video: Volcanic ash - health hazard, nightmare for airlines & more, http://t.co/Ma6MutKV2F, #volcanicash #volca…
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Mount Redoubt sounds off - Anchorage Daily News

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Mount Redoubt sounds off
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Ash clouds are incredibly dangerous for airplane engines, and when the Alaska Volcano Observatory forecasts high-reaching volcanic ash the Federal Aviation Administration redirects flight paths.
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