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Chaitén is MODIS image of the day 16 December 2008

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Chaiten, 11 December 2008 (NASA MODIS image)

At NASA’s MODIS website, Chaitén is the image of the day for 14 December 2008. The image was captured by the Terra satellite on 11 December 2008 and shows a faint plume blowing westwards from the volcano, which is marked by a red hotspot outline. Significant ashfall on the surrounding landscape is clearly visible, and ash can be seen being washed into the Gulf of Corcovado from the mouth of the Chaitén river.

The image is available in three resolutions (the detail above comes from the 1 pixel = 250m image). And the informative commentary for the image includes a link to The Volcanism Blog and says nice things about us, which is much appreciated.

NASA MODIS image of the day, 14 December 2008: Chaiten volcano activity

For all our Chaitén coverage: Chaitén « The Volcanism Blog.

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1. werner luis - 16 December 2008

Dear Ralph!
I am a usual reader of your volcanism blog, I enjoy it very much.
Sernageomin speaks a lot about dome and his growth and so on.
But nobody seems to take much notice of de deep influence that asfall and acid rain has in the surounding areas, visible so far as Futaleufú, Palena and Corcovado.
In my page: http://www.inglaner.com/images/chaiten/chaiten_6bis/volcan_chaiten_128esc.jpg, I try to show the path left by this phenomena.
Werner Luis
PD: Thank you very much for the frequent mention of my page!!

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