The Volcano That Stopped The World

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The Volcano That Stopped The World
ABC  |  July 15, 2010

In April 2010 an eruption from a volcano in Iceland paralysed air travel across Europe. As a cloud of volcanic ash drifted over the continent it created the biggest 'no fly' zone ever known. But in the chaos, one British geologist made it to the heart of the eruption zone. Professor Nick Petford went to explore the science behind the crisis. Following the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull volcano, The Volcano That Stopped The World explores the untold geological and scientific background behind the headlines of this extraordinary story.

In April 2010 an eruption from a volcano in Iceland paralysed air travel across Europe. As a cloud of volcanic ash drifted over the continent it created the biggest 'no fly' zone ever known. But in the chaos, one British geologist made it to the heart of the eruption zone. Professor Nick Petford went to explore the science behind the crisis. Following the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull volcano, The Volcano That Stopped The World explores the untold geological and scientific background behind the headlines of this extraordinary story.

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