New Volcanic Ash from the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier Eruption – own a piece of modern history!
In early April 2010 dust and ash emmissions from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull [ay-ah-fjad-la-jo-kul] managed to cause Worldwide havoc to the avaiation industry and affected over 100,000 flights coming in and out of Europe. It has been estimated that the dust cloud affected the lifes and plans of over 40 million Americans, for example.
The grey ash originates from a depth of 7km and is more than 1100 degrees in Celsius (or 2000 in Fahrenheit) when it emerges to the surface and comes into contact with the glacial ice, which lays 300 metres thick above.
When the hot lava comes into contact with the ice, it causes enormous steam explosions, resulting in millions of tons of new solid lava being thrown into the atmosphere as tiny light weight particles, i.e. volcanic ash.
This air travel disruption is the most extensive one in history and now you can own a piece of history – a sample of this very volcanic ash.
Nammi.is now offers ash samples from the eruption, which are sent out in a glass jar (160 grams) and shipped to customers in a thick cardboard paperbox.
All profits from the sale of the ash will be donated to ICESAR (www.icesar.com) association that have been helping with the safety in the area and also been helping with clean up with the farmers under Eyjafjallajökull.