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Impact of Eyjafjallajokull On Ocean Biology
May 17, 2013 | University of Southampton

Research at the University of Southampton determined that the 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull supplied dissolved iron to a large area of the North Atlantic. This stimulated photoplankton growth but the abundance of iron caused the rapid removal of biological nitrate which applied a throttle on the phytoplankton.


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Eyjafjallajokull Contingency Plan for the UK
January 5, 2014 | Scotsman.com
Scientists in the UK are working on a contingency plan that they hope will be useful when an Icelandic volcano such as Laki or Eyjafjallajökull erupts. The 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull caused flight cancellations and volcanic air pollution across Europe.

Canary Island Landslides and Atlantic Ocean Tsunami Generation
December 17, 2013 | National Oceanography Centre
"The risk posed by tsunami waves generated by Canary Island landslides may need to be re-evaluated, according to researchers at the National Oceanography Centre. Their findings suggest that these landslides result in smaller tsunami waves than previously thought by some authors, because of the processes involved." Quoted from a National Oceanography Centre press release. Related: Atlantic Ocean Tsunamis

Hydrothermal Iron in the South Atlantic?
August 28, 2013 | University of Liverpool
"Research by the University of Liverpool has found significant levels of iron and other micronutrients flowing from a hydrothermal vent in the South Atlantic ocean." Quoted from the University of Liverpool press release.


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