Iceland volcano’s ash cloud electrified, says U.K. scientists

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British scientists have learned that the ash cloud caused by the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano in mid-April was electrically charged.

Joseph Ulanowski from the Science and Technology Research Institute at the University of Hertfordshire, and Giles Harrison from the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading found this out using a specialized weather balloon they developed last year.

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