Sunday, April 18, 2010

Why are volcanic pumes so dangerous?

From MSNBC:

Fumes The mushrooming cloud of ash from the eruption of the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano in Iceland has resulted in the closure of major airports throughout the U.K. and Scandinavia. The grounded flights make sense, as these super-heated plumes can do more than reduce visibility.

More here.