How can volcanic ash affect your flight?
In this episode of the AXA Research Files, Science Presenter Greg Foot goes volcano chasing in Japan to see one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Sakurajima. But how might the volcano’s spewing ash affect his flight back home? He travels with Volcanologist Corrado Cimarelli to experience the thrill of the explosion. Once the dust has settled, Corrado explains the science behind the ash, why it’s so dangerous to jet engines, and vital to understand more about its properties. Greg has a blast of a trip.
(With thanks to Professor Masato Iguchi and staff at the Sakurajima Volcano Observatory).