Thursday, 26 May 2011

2.4 - Collecting volcanic ash

This week we set about collecting some of the volcanic ash from the recent Grimsvotn eruption. We collected this data as part of a British Geological Survey project to track the spread and concentration of the ash cloud.

We used sellotape and old catalogues atop a Land Rover in the car park; leaving these out for the entire school day on Tuesday. Thereafter, we attached the tape to the back of a sheet of paper which we will send to the British Geological survey for analysis.

Hopefully we'll have picked up some ash throughout the day. Pretty amazing when you think that it has travelled around 1000 miles to get to where we are.

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