Bardarbunga still going strong

“If or when Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano goes bang it will be a game changer,” says Kenneth Morgan. “Let’s all hope it will never happen.”


Thanks to Kenneth Morgan for this link

With Bardarbunga pumping out 35,000 tons of sulphur dioxide a day, I think we already have a game change on our hands. – Robert

14 thoughts on “Bardarbunga still going strong”

  1. Here’s the Sott news crazy weather, fireballs and volcanic outbursts all over the world during the month of October 2014 !
    Frightening images of floods, lightening crescendos, sudden, massive snowfall, sinkholes,etc., all indications of a collapsing magnetosphere in and round planet Earth IMO.
    Where I live in The Netherlands, we have the dullest weather imaginable.
    Thank God for that, when compared to all the “end of the world scenes” going on round the world !
    These monthly disaster updates by Sott News show the increasing freak weatherconditions and Earthsurface break-up as the year progresses.
    What is ultimately coming our way in the foreseeable future ? Death and destruction and a new iceage ? Only time will tell !

  2. The offical Estimates are 40 to 60,000 tons not 35k.
    I sent that info a few weeks ago from university of Iceland.

  3. its not slowing down force wise from the recent months quake levels either. it appears the lava flows are not relieving as much pressure as they might hope.
    the craters still subsiding
    that snow n ice will meet the hot lava sometime..

  4. I am inclined to agree with Patrick. It is the SO2
    up in the Stratosphere that can effect climate not in the troposphere. It will take a much more explosive eruption to achieve that. In the meantime…wind trajectories over more populous areas of Europe would be the main concern for the SO2.

  5. Robert you could be correct.

    I wonder what the residence time is in the atmosphere for all this SO2 Bardarbunga is putting out?
    I know the altitude of the SO2 is not to high but the amounts are sure impressive.

    • The amount of SO2 being emitted is significantly more than the quoted 35,000 tonnes daily – between 40,000-60,000 according to the latest report on

      The link also says that all that SO2 isn’t greatly combining with water vapour to become acid rain. Which begs the question, where is it going? Considering that smoke stacks release CO2 and SO2 at heights of 500-feet and automotive engines are at ground level, and we see acid rain problems as a result, that Bardarbunga is many multiples of temperature higher than combustion produced by man, which means by thermodynamics SO2 should be carried higher into the atmosphere on thermal convection. It may not get to the stratosphere in an explosive event – or at least, not YET, despite the caldera subsiding another meter over the past 48 hrs – but convection dictates that SO2 released eventually finds its way into the upper atmosphere.

  6. As I understand it, the sulfur dioxide isn’t rising high enough into the atmosphere to create excessive cooling, but it certainly is changing the healthy state of the atmosphere for probably everyone within 1000 mile radius.

    If it doesn’t have to rise high into the atmosphere, then yes, it would certainly be aiding the cooling at a time when we really can’t afford to have idiots chemtrailing the skies and blocking what little heat does enter the northern hemisphere during the winter months, nor excess sulfur dioxide doing the same. If it doesn’t have to rise into the stratosphere, then we should see additional lowering of solar heat and a generally colder winter, What a GREAT time to be reliant on snow covered solar panels and wind generators standing still in the cold while shutting down your coal fired generators. Thanks Obama, Merkel, Cammeron, etc. May your “good deeds” come back to you in spades.

    • The prediction was for an even colder winter for BOTH hemispheres and to continue to get colder on a year by year basis without considering the extra inputs from a rift or possible large trap eruption. Yes, it is pushing out 60K tons of SO2 per day. But I see no reports of CO2 estimate or of any of the other gases emitted by larva as it is erupted and it degasses. I would suggest it is more likely that the CO2 output is still more than the US and EU emits on a daily basis. There is another large Alaskan volcano which is erupting material into the high atmosphere there is no record as to how much gas and types this volcano is erupting as well.

  7. Is a volcanic explosion going to happen? Why not a steady eruption of basaltic magma and a continuous release of volcanic gases? If this eruption goes on for years like in Hawaii we would have sulfur dioxide loading of the atmosphere and the cooling effects that come with it and may be for a greater duration than the Laki eruption.

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