Eyjafjallajokull ash settles at the museum

I’m delighted to say we now have a sample of the ash that caused so many problems in 2010. Do you remember the Eyjafjallajokull eruption in Iceland thatcaused so many planes to be grounded?

Eyjafjallajokull ash collected a week after the eruption in March 2010

The ash looks remarkably innocent doesn’t it? It is a sort of ash called Trachyandesite.

Many thanks go to Dr Hugh Tuffen, Royal Society University Research Fellow, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, who donated the ash when he gave a talk at Manchester Science Festival last week.

…and in case you are wondering here’s how you pronounce it!

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