University of Bristol — Department of Earth SciencesFull marks for topicality!Although of course, the real problem isn't so much the fluid within the volcanoes as the fluid above it. And even there, what we probably need is (a) a saner application of the precautionary principle — Gordon Brown told us all that safety was the only priority, which of course would ground every aeroplane forever — and (b) research into some sort of filter system which can be fitted to aeroplane turbines so that they can fly through these dust clouds safely. In fact, if this dust cloud and the regulatory over-reaction keeps up, there may be some immediate profit for anyone who has a sketchy idea which they could convert speedily into a working system.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Volcano Fluid Dynamics
Monday, April 19, 2010
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