Ice free Askja lake due to increased hydro-thermal activity

According to news on Rúv scientists are now on there way up to Askja volcano to see what is going on and why Askja volcano has become ice-free. But it now believed that increased hydro-thermal activity in Askja volcano is the reason why Askja lake got ice-free during middle of winter.

The tour is expected to last for around 3 to 4 days if the weather is good. GPS data is also going to be collected in this trip to Askja volcano.

Iceland news about this. Use Google translate in order to try and understand this.

Aukinn jarðhiti bræddi ís á Öskju (Rú, Icelandic)

This blog is shorter then normal because the hard disk in my laptop is giving up. I am going to try and setup linux based USB stick to boot the computer up. That should resolve any major issue that I am currently having like speed, sometimes just opening up a new browser window takes up to two minutes due to how slow the hard drive is now.

9 Replies to “Ice free Askja lake due to increased hydro-thermal activity”

  1. Looks like i’m not the only one having a Friday 13th! Hope it works Jon.

  2. Hey, thank you for such a great blog. I just found you a few days ago and am really fascinated with your posts.
    I know it’s hard work and just wanted you to know that it’s appreciated.


  3. It could be that your computer is short of RAM. If windows doesn’t have enough RAM to work with it takes a part of the hard drive and treats that as if it is RAM. It then shuffles data between the real RAM and the part of the hard drive that it has classified as RAM and the system slows down to a crawl. The hard drive works at a tiny fraction of the speed of the RAM so when Windows starts using the hard drive as a substitute for RAM the computer becomes dreadfully slow. My guess would be that a recent Windows update has increased the amount of RAM that is needed by your computer. If this is what your problem is then adding some extra RAM might fix it. Uninstalling or exiting un-needed programs that run in the background might also resolve this issue.

    1. No. This is bad hard drive. The read head clicks loudly once in a while That is why I do not keep any important data on it. As it could die any day now. It has 1GB ram and I control what programs are running in the background.

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