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Hi-res Eyjafjallajökull images from ASTER 28 April 2010

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Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Iceland, 19 April 2010 (ASTER/Terra daytime VNIR image)
Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Iceland, 19 April 2010: detail of ASTER/Terra daytime VNIR image. Click on image to view original (13.5 MB jpg).

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

The Volcanism Blog