MAIL ONLINE: Volcanic ash impact on air travel could be reduced says new research

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Release date: 24/10/2018

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Scientists have developed a unique camera that can identify and predict volcanic ash plumes.

The new technology, dubbed 'AshCam', would help reduce the dangers, health risks and travel impacts of the vast clouds of ash.  

An eruption in Iceland eight years ago grounded hundreds of flights across Europe as the thick ash made airspace impenetrable.

AshCam is the first piece of equipment designed to tackle this issue and it works by measuring the flow and speed of ash in a volcanic plume.

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TitleVolcanic ash impact on air travel could be reduced says new research
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/10/18
DescriptionScientists have developed a unique camera that can identify and predict volcanic ash plumes.

The new technology, dubbed 'AshCam', would help reduce the dangers, health risks and travel impacts of the vast clouds of ash.

An eruption in Iceland eight years ago grounded hundreds of flights across Europe as the thick ash made airspace impenetrable.

AshCam is the first piece of equipment designed to tackle this issue and it works by measuring the flow and speed of ash in a volcanic plume.
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6310775/British-scientists-built-unique-camera-predicts-movements-volcanic-ash-clouds.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490
PersonsMike Burton, Benjamin Esse

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