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Shiveluch image from the NASA Earth Observatory 14 May 2009

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Shiveluch volcano, 10 May 2009 (NASA Terra image)

The NASA Earth Observatory has published a lovely image today of the Kamchatkan volcano Shiveluch erupting, captured on 10 May 2009 the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA’s Terra satellite. The white colour of the northward-directed plume shows that it is predominantly steam, while brown ash deposits from previous eruptions blanket the snow around the volcano’s summit. Shiveluch is one of the most frequently active Kamchatka volcanoes.

NASA Earth Observatory: Plume from Shiveluch volcano (14 May 2009).

[NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. That’s a lot of abbreviations, even for a NASA image credit.]

Lots of volcano-related Earth Observatory images here: NASA Earth Observatory « The Volcanism Blog.

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