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Grímsvotn Volcano Plume

This amazing NASA MODIS satellite photo captures Iceland’s most active volcano, Grímsvötn erupting on May 22, 2011. The image shows the ash column rising above cloud level,  casting a shadow to the west.  A brown plume of volcanic ash shrouds the southern … Continue reading

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New Icelandic volcano eruption

Grímsvötn, Iceland’s most active volcano, started erupting Saturday May 21, 2011.  Local flights have been grounded, and  airlines have been warned the plume of volcanic ash could reach Scotland in a couple of days. The image above  shows the eruption cloud drifting … Continue reading

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Unknown Pleasures – Maps based on Joy Division Album Cover Art

A couple of links for some striking maps inspired by the album cover art of English post-punk band Joy Division. Whose 1979 debut album, Unknown Pleasures has a front cover consisting of a series of overlapping white line graphs, on … Continue reading

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Iceland in Africa Geography Fail

Another epic map fail.  In this one you can see how they made the mistake.  They overlayed a little cut-away of Europe in the bottom right corner on a map of Africa, and forgot to remove the Iceland label for Iceland. … Continue reading

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