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Most readers will be aware that a volcanic eruption in Iceland has affected air travel in Western Europe. A wonderful article, what an ash, by University of Texas Professor of Physics Diandra Leslie-Pelecky at Cocktail Party Physics explains why volcanic ash affects air travel so badly.

The writers at Cocktail Party Physics do their thing well, check it out!

Footnote

Bit busy to write something original, so I’m leaning on other‘s excellent work here…!

Opps. Looks we’re crossing wires here at sciblogs. Peter Griffin has an article, What volcanic ash does to jet engines, that was posted while I was writing.


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