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Sulphur dioxide far and wide 14 August 2008

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Kasatochi eruption 12 August 2008 (NASA image)

The NASA Earth Observatory has published a rather striking image today showing the spread of the sulphur dioxide cloud released by Kasatochi since it began erupting on 8 August. The image, captured by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument on NASA’s Aura satellite on 12 August, shows the gas looping counter-clockwise across the Pacific Ocean and spreading across Canada and the United States.

The image as shown above has been cropped slightly to fit in here at The Volcanism Blog. To see the original image with an extended explanatory caption, click here. Take some time to explore the NASA Earth Observatory: it is a wonderful resource, for volcanoes and much more.

Information
Global Volcanism Program: Kasatochi – summary information for Kasatochi (1101-13-)
Alaska Volcano Observatory – AVO page on the Kasatochi eruption

The Volcanism Blog

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1. Brian D - 18 August 2008

Check out how this cloud has dispersed since the eruption here.

http://satepsanone.nesdis.noaa.gov/pub/OMI/OMISO2/index.html


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