Icelandic eruptions - viewing for amateurs

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For those not brave enough to witness Iceland's volcanoes erupt first-hand, the internet offers a wealth of resources to experience the eruptions from your computer. Twitter users can even search the site using the "ashtag."

Pictures and Video

Vodafone live webcam: http://www.vodafone.is/eldgos/en

Mila live Webcam http://eldgos.mila.is/eyjafjallajokull-fra-thorolfsfelli/

Amateur footage of ash plumes from the volcano: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy4P51xmQF4

Picasa Album (of first Volcanic eruption, Fimmvörðuháls, in March): http://picasaweb.google.com/104472263690396982642/Eyjafjallajokull2632010#

Flickr, Editors' Picks (of first Volcanic eruption, Fimmvörðuháls, in March): http://www.flickr.com/photos/yahooeditorspicks/galleries/72157623855495574

Satellite Imagery

EUMETSAT Ash imagery: http://oiswww.eumetsat.org/IPPS/html/MSG/RGB/ASH/ICELAND/

UK Met Office: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/satpics/latest_VIS.html

Mapping

Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/aviation/vaac/

Live flight radar: http://www.flightradar24.com/

Text Updates

Live travel blog from Tnooz: http://www.tnooz.com/2010/04/15/news/volcanic-ash-cloud-and-european-travel-live-blog/

National Air Traffic Services http://www.nats.co.uk/

Twitter "ashtag": http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23ashtag

The Guardian Travel Blog (includes opinion from volcanologists) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2010/apr/15/volcano-airport-disruption-iceland

The Volcanism Blog: http://volcanism.wordpress.com/

Photovoyage Diary (in French) http://www.photovoyage.org/islande/eruption-fimmvorduhals.php

 

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