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Volcanic ash rains down on Bariloche

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Re: Volcanic ash rains down on Bariloche

Postby soulskier » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:22 pm

I lived in Bariloche for 3 years. During that time, another Chilean volcano blew and affected air travel. This one is more serious as the ash and sand is everywhere.
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Re: Volcanic ash rains down on Bariloche

Postby Patrick » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:29 pm

This is a big volcano, there were great skiing lines inside that crater. A girl that climb the Villarica volcano in Pucon with me skied inside it. She was showing me the pics. A hell of an expedition. This volcano is massive, I took a few pictures of it while I have crossing back in between Villa La Angostura and Osorno.

Great vid that give you an ideal of the size.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3kRO_hbWOU[/youtube]

The Chaiten eruption happened the previous time I was in Patagonia in 2008. You could see the ash cloud from the top of La Hoya. Not a specialist on SA, but the size and location was more remote (for the ashes). I know that Esquel would get some ashes from that eruption, but there isn't that many people around Esquel.
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Re: Volcanic ash rains down on Bariloche

Postby jossecarr » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:49 pm

The hard part of this event is that it would be difficult to get in and out of the area because some flights were canceled due to ash falls-aircraft's zero visibility.
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Re: Volcanic ash rains down on Bariloche

Postby pointpeninsula » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:13 pm

jossecarr wrote:The hard part of this event is that it would be difficult to get in and out of the area because some flights were canceled due to ash falls-aircraft's zero visibility.


I think the reason is that the ash is abrasive and can damage the jet engines. Although, at least one Eurpoean carrier performed some test flights in Iceland with apparently no damage.

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Re: Volcanic ash rains down on Bariloche

Postby rfarren » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:49 pm

pointpeninsula wrote:
jossecarr wrote:The hard part of this event is that it would be difficult to get in and out of the area because some flights were canceled due to ash falls-aircraft's zero visibility.


I think the reason is that the ash is abrasive and can damage the jet engines. Although, at least one Eurpoean carrier performed some test flights in Iceland with apparently no damage.

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The danger is that the ash doesn't just abrade the engines but it causes compressor stalls and subsequent flameouts. Props can easily fly through ash but with Jets it's incredibly dangerous. There was a famous British air 747 known as the Gimli Glider that lost over 20,000 feet of altitude before it was able to get the jets to power back up. Had the ash cloud gone down to the ground that 747 surely would've crashed.
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Re: Volcanic ash rains down on Bariloche

Postby Marc_C » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:43 pm

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Postby rfarren » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:12 pm


Those truly are amazing. Nice find!
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Re: Volcanic ash rains down on Bariloche

Postby jossecarr » Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:53 pm

Amazing indeed... Nature's fury is all I see.
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