An extreme wind erosion event of the fresh Eyjafjallajökull 2010 volcanic ash

@inproceedings{Arnalds2013AnEW,
  title={An extreme wind erosion event of the fresh Eyjafjallaj{\"o}kull 2010 volcanic ash},
  author={Olafur Arnalds and Elin Fjola Thorarinsdottir and Johann Thorsson and Pavla Dagsson Waldhauserova and Anna Mar{\'i}a {\'A}g{\'u}stsd{\'o}ttir},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2013}
}
Volcanic eruptions can generate widespread deposits of ash that are subsequently subjected to erosive forces which causes detrimental effects on ecosystems. We measured wind erosion of the freshly deposited Eyjafjallajökull ash at a field site the first summer after the 2010 eruption. Over 30 wind erosion events occurred (June-October) at wind speeds > 10 m s(-1) in each storm with gusts up to 38.7 m s(-1). Surface transport over one m wide transect (surface to 150 cm height) reached > 11,800… CONTINUE READING
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