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Chaitén: NASA satellite images, 8 and 10 May 2008 12 May 2008

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Two new satellite images of Chaitén volcano in eruption have been published at the NASA Earth Observatory Natural Hazards web site. The images were captured by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) equipment aboard NASA’s Terra satellite on 8 May 2008 (upper image) and 10 May 2008 (lower image). Links to the original pages containing the images at the Earth Observatory site are given in the captions below.

Terra satellite image, 8 May 2008 (NASA)

Above: image of Chaitén eruption captured by NASA’s Terra satellite, 8 May 2008. The eruption plume flows north-east from the volcano, dissipating over southern Argentina. The original image with NASA commentary can be found here.

Terra satellite image, 10 May 2008 (NASA)

Above: image of Chaitén eruption captured by NASA’s Terra satellite, 10 May 2008. There’s a lot more east in the direction of the plume than in the previous image, two days earlier. Heavy ashfall can be seen on the ground across Argentina. The original image with NASA commentary can be found here.

NASA images courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.

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