NGC to explore Iceland volcano

On April 29, National Geographic Channel will present an episode of Naked Science called “Iceland Volcano Eruption” that explores the recent, massive eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland — which has been felt around the world, grounding air traffic and causing extensive evacuations, major flooding and a plume of ash 30,000 feet high. With video crews on the scene, NGC got an inside look at the volcano before, during and after its eruption on April 14. This program explains the science behind the volcanic chaos, as well as the reasons for the disruptions in air travel, the biggest since 9/11. Scientists say this volcano is unpredictable — it has already melted a glacier — and could lead to a disturbance at the nearby Katla volcano, which is potentially more volatile. Naked Science: Iceland Volcano Eruption provides an in-depth report on this major volcanic event and its global impact. It airs April 29 at 8pm ET/PT.