Hi-res Eyjafjallajökull images from ASTER 28 April 2010Posted by admin in eruptions, Eyjafjöll, Iceland, volcanoes.
Tags: ASTER, Eyjafjallajökull, Eyjafjöll, Terra satellite
The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), a joint US-Japanese sensor that lives on NASA’s Terra satellite, produces some marvellous imagery of the Earth, and seems particularly to like being pointed at volcanoes: the superb ASTER Volcano Archive features over 1500 volcanic sites from Abu to Zuni-Bandera.
ASTER has lately been hard at work on Eyjafjallajökull, and Prof Michael Ramsey of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Geology and Planetary Science has been compiling the results into some stunning high-resolution images. The data presently available comes from 1-26 April and gives a clear view of the activity and the surrounding terrain at Eyjafjallajökull during the recent period of vigorous eruption.
For all our Eyjafjallajökull coverage: Eyjafjöll « The Volcanism Blog.
High-res Icelandic volcano images obtained – UPI.com, 28 April 2010
ASTER data of Eyjafjallajokull volcano – Prof Ramsey’s ASTER imagery