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Ash across the sea: Eyjafjallajökull’s plume at the NASA Earth Observatory 15 April 2010

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Ash plume across the North Atlantic (NASA Terra MODIS image 15 April 2010)

A dramatic new image at the NASA Earth Observatory shows the reach of the ongoing Eyjafjallajökull eruption. The image, captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on 15 April 2010, shows the brown ash-heavy plume produced by the eruption stretching south-eastwards across the Atlantic from Iceland (top left) to the Shetlands (bottom right). This is the ash that has been disrupting air traffic across northern Europe today.

Ash plume across the North Atlantic – NASA Earth Observatory, 15 April 2010

For more dramatic satellite imagery, see Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland (NASA Earth Observatory) and The Big Picture: Volcanic ash (BBC News).

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Comments

1. Amir - 16 April 2010

How do you think Eyjafjallajökull will influence Katla? Previously, Eyja has triggered Katla (Katla being the biggest volcano on Icelan) 3 times. Also, given Katla hasn’t erupted for 92 years I believe, and in average erupts every 40-60 years.

2. admin - 16 April 2010

The current activity seems to be focused under Eyjafjallajökull and if anything to be moving away from Katla, and the latter has been quiet so far. But time will tell – it seems that there is definitely *some* kind of link between the two systems.

3. Dori sig - 16 April 2010

and i have videos and photos on my blog

http://www.iceland-dori.blogspot.com


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