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Researching Eyjafjallajökull Ash

Research of ash from Eyjafjallajökull is now being conducted at Snowdon National Park in Wales, which takes its name from the country’s highest mountain. Visir.is reports this today.


Ash Cloud from Eyjafjallajökull. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Local scientists have been collecting grass and rainwater samples from the area in order to evaluate the environmental effects of the ash. Dylan Lloyd, a specialist at the CCW, the Countryside Council for Wales told the Daily Post that nothing indicates that the ash fall from Eyjafjallajökull has had a detrimental effect. On the other hand, the research is still in its early stages.

One of the scientists’ principal tasks is to measure the amounts of fluoride in the soil, which has been proven to be bad for animals.

The research center is located high above Lake Llyn Llydow, on the eastern slopes of Mount Snowdon. There, climate research has been conducted for the past years. The ash study is an addition to more conventional projects, such as research of plants and snow layers.

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