Yesterday, Sigmundur Davíð, head of one our conservative parties and current Prime Minister and Minister of Justice, flew over the eruption on Holuhraun. As a professional courtesy, the volcano ...
Let's repost the table from the other day:
20 µg/m³ : WHO 24-hour safety limit. Beyond this point, the overall mortality rate statistically increases (it pushes people who are on the edge over)
Whenever the rate of significant quakes in Bárðarbunga's caldera seems like it couldn't get any higher... it does.
9:43 PM: 3.9
9:44 PM: 4.3
10:10 PM: 3.6
Sulfur dioxide. Some general figures from "Global Ambient Air Pollution Concentration and Trends" and other sources:
20 µg/m³: WHO 24-hour safety limit. Beyond this point, the overall mortality ...
Hi. I'd like you to meet Skínandi ("SKEEN-awn-di")
Say "Hi" to Skínandi! Here's another shot:
Quite the looker. His name means "Shining", and he's a waterfall on the Svartá, a tributary of ...
Picture a place that you visit regularly. Now imagine that every day you show up, it has plunged downwards 90 centimeters, about three feet. Every day for weeks on end, each plunge associated with ...
Iceland prides itself on its clean air and water. Icelanders are famous for asking tourists what they think of the water, and complaining about the water when overseas (primarily because our water ...
Let's get some figures for perspective.
15 meters: Height of a five story building. Three times the height of an adult giraffe.
850 meters: A bit taller than the Burj Dubai. Over double the height ...
What a difference 15 kilometers can make.
For example, 15 kilometers once nearly led to war between Iceland and the United Kingdom. Known as the first "Cod War", it began with the UK's heavy ...
Ash nazg durbatulûk
Ash nazg gimbatul
Ash nazg thrakatulûk
Agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
So it is written on the One Ring in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, words in the Black Speech ...