mercoledì 28 aprile 2010

La nuvola di ceneri vulcaniche? Non esisteva

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Britain's airspace was closed under false pretences, with satellite images revealing there was no doomsday volcanic ash cloud over the entire country.

Skies fell quiet for six days, leaving as many as 500,000 Britons stranded overseas and costing airlines hundreds of millions of pounds.

Bangkok's International Airport

However, new evidence shows there was no all-encompassing cloud and,
where dust was present, it was often so thin that it posed no risk.

The satellite images demonstrate that the skies were largely clear,
which will not surprise the millions who enjoyed the fine, hot weather
during the flight ban.

Volcanic ash

satellite images will be used by airlines in their battle to win tens
of millions of pounds in compensation from governments for their

Evidence has emerged that the maximum density of the ash was only about one 20th of the limit that scientists, the Government, and aircraft and engine manufacturers have now decided is safe.

Remember that ash cloud? It didn't exist, says new evidence

Dal Daily Mail inglese leggo che tutto il baccano era fondato su una notizia fasulla.

La quantità di ceneri sparse dal vulcano islandese sull'Inghilterra era circa un ventesimo di quella che scienziati, governo e compagnie aeronautiche consideravano "non preoccupante per il volo".

E adesso come la mettiamo con tutti i danni subiti dalle compagnie aeree e dalle decine di migliaia di viaggiatori?

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