The job of a vulcanologist
is one of carefully measuring the ground and studying rocks, not racing billowing clouds of poisonous smoke and leaping rivulets of molten lava.
Dave Mcgarvie, vulcanologist
at Britain's Open University, said any ash which reached Britain would be less than last year and added that experience gained since the 2010 eruption would lead to less disruption.
The volcano in North Sumatra province erupted last week for the first time since 1600, one of around 129 active volcanoes local vulcanologists
Mount Sinabung had last erupted in 1600, and government vulcanologists
acknowledged they had made no efforts before the mountain started rumbling last week to sample gases or look out for rising magma or other signs of seismic activity.
have warned the eruptions from Mount Eyjafjallajoekull could continue for months.
Volcanic ash could cause problems to air traffic for up to 6 months Vulcanologists
say the ash could cause problems to air traffic for up to 6 months if the eruption continues, but even if it is short-lived the financial impact on airlines could be significant.
said the eruptions from Mount Eyjafjallajokull could continue for months, Welsh independent forecaster Jonathan Powell said the UK travel problems caused by the ash could hit travel for days.
Authorities have begun moving about 50,000 people from their homes as vulcanologists
predict a major eruption within days or weeks.
The seismologists and vulcanologists
of that era were working in the dark in trying to link violent weather phenomena together.
The ancient volcanic eruption that made Santorini what it is today intrigues vulcanologists
, for the only modern eruption on the same scale took place in 1814 at the island of Tambora in Indonesia.
Sadly, the history of prediction contains many failures, from those of stock market tipsters to those of vulcanologists
seeking to predict eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis.
raised Merapi's alert status to the highest level on Saturday after it began spewing burning ash and rock, and thousands of women, children and the elderly were immediately shuttled by bus and trucks to emergency shelters.
In the book Box's mission is to discover what is happening to the world's most eminent vulcanologists
, who are apparently being killed off but are, in fact, being kidnapped.
Helens continued to simmer Thursday, but vulcanologists
studying the mountain said that even if it erupts, its ash plume isn't likely to affect the southern Willamette Valley.
were stammering with excitement on news programs about the "stromboli effect," which resembles a firework display at the crater and hadn't been seen in centuries, millions were staring anxiously at the television, noting how one side of the crater had started to erode with the eruptions.