The Calm before the Storm

Following on from the post about my recent visit to Iceland, here’s a bit more about the volcano causing the latest storm.



Water drainage basins at the glacier bed for the principal rivers draining Vatnajökull. Subglacial water-filled cupolas, located under depressions in the glacier surface, collect meltwater and periodically drain by means of jökulhlaups. In order to determine water divide locations on a regional scale, a model was employed which assumed that water pressure at the glacier bed is approximately equal to the ice overburden pressure. – Vatnasvæði helstu jökulfljóta sem falla frá Vatnajökli. (From Reviewed Research Article ” Icelandic Glaciers ” By Helgi Björnsson and Finnur Pálsson)

First, a few reminders:

* The vedur / en.vedur servers are VITAL to the Icelandic authorities responsible for Public Safety. Do not UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE post a link / picture here or on ANY other website as this can cause and has caused their main server to crash!!! .
* Official news (stone tablets) will be issued through the appropriate Icelandic authorities as and…

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I have been photographing with DSLRs since 2007, but have also used negative film many years ago and slide film more recently. Avalon Light Photoart specialises in nature photography from the southwest of England, particularly wildlife and landscapes from Somerset. A number of landscapes from Scotland and the Isle of Skye are also available. Prints and licences can be purchased from the main website.
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