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Redoubt Volcano Erupts Explosively

Posted by feww on March 28, 2009

Published at: March 28, 2009 06:05 UTC (March 27, 2009 22:05 AKDT)

Redoubt Volcano Latest Observations (Source: AVO)

2009-03-27 21:55:58 AKDT
At 19:25 AKDT March 27, 2009 (3:25 UTC March 28) an explosive eruption occurred at Redoubt volcano.
National Weather Service reports an ash cloud height of about 51,000 feet above sea level. This follows closely behind the eruption that occurred at approximately 17:35 AKDT (01:35 UTC) that sent ash to an estimated height of 40,000 feet above sea level.
See the National Weather Service Redoubt Coordination Page for any ash fall advisories: http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/volcano.php

For background information and selection of previous images see:

For Latest Images see below:


Photograph of impact from the volcanic ash fall out in Nikiski, AK from Redoubt volcano. This plume was generated during the March 28, 15:29 AKDT, 2009 event, and ash fall began at approximately 16:16 AKDT and lasted maybe 5 minutes. Fine ash is resuspended as vehicles drive over the recently deposited ash fall deposit. Picture Date: March 30, 2009 16:45:00 AKDT. Image Creator:  Kristi
Wallace. Image courtesy of AVO/USGS.


Photograph of Redoubt’s March 27, 19:25 eruption cloud, as seen from near Homer. Photograph courtesy of Dennis Anderson. Picture Date: March 27, 2009 19:57:00. Image Creator: Dennis Anderson. Image courtesy of Dennis Anderson (via AVO)  http://www.auroradude.com


Photograph taken during oberservation / gas collection flight to Redoubt Volcano on March 26, 2009. Image Creator:
Tina Neal. Image courtesy of AVO/USGS.


Ash cloud seen in the geostationary MTSAT data, courtesy of the National Weather Service, processed by the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison . We are at the extreme edge of the view for the satellite which is over the equator in Asia. Picture Date: March 26, 2009 17:30:00 UTC. Image Creator: Jonathan Dehn. Image courtesy of the National Weather Service.


Redoubt volcano viewed from the south over the ash-covered Crescent River Valley. Picture Date: March 26, 2009 17:18:45 AKDT. Image Creator: Game McGimsey. Image courtesy of AVO/USGS.


View northeast over the piedmont lobe of the Drift Glacier and down the Drift River valley showing the effects of flooding caused by eruptions of Redoubt volcano earlier in the day. Picture Date: March 26, 2009 17:29:02 AKDT. Image Creator: Game McGimsey. Image courtesy of AVO/USGS.


Photograph taken during observation / gas collection flight to Redoubt Volcano on March 26, 2009.
Picture Date: March 26, 2009. Image Creator: Tina Neal. Image courtesy of AVO/USGS.


Photograph taken during observation / gas collection flight to Redoubt Volcano on March 26, 2009. Picture Date: March 26, 2009. Image Creator: Tina Neal. Image courtesy of AVO/USGS.


View west across Drift River of small eruption cloud over Redoubt volcano. Picture Date: March 26, 2009 16:08:16 AKDT. Image Creator: Game McGimsey. Image courtesy of AVO/USGS.


Photograph of Redoubt’s ash cloud, taken on the morning of Thursday, March 26, 2009, by Robert Cole, Peninsula Airways pilot. Image courtesy of Robert Cole and PenAir.


View of the ash-covered lower Crescent River Valley. Picture Date: March 26, 2009 17:17:25 AKDT. Image Creator: Game McGimsey. Image courtesy of AVO/USGS.

OMI sulfur dioxide satellite image from the March 23 2009 eruptive events at Redoubt volcano. Colors represent relative amount of gas with dark orange/red being the highest and blue/purple the lowest. This is from combining 2 OMI orbits for March 23 2009. AURA/OMI: 03/23/2009 20:43 – 22:34 UTC, SO2 mass: 42.152 kt; Area: 285,359 km2, SO2 max: 58.87 DU at Lon: -149.05, Lat: 61.58. These data are from NASA’s EOS-Aura satellite and its Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), courtesy of Dr. Simon Carn, Michigan Technology University. Picture Date: March 25, 2009.


Photograph of ash fall at Homestead Lodge, about 35 miles south of Redoubt, on the western side of Cook Inlet. View is of the backyard, with ash. Picture Date: March 26, 2009. Image Creator:
James Isaak. Image courtesy of the photographer.


SEM image of ash particles erupted by Redoubt volcano on March 22, 2009. The ash sample was collected during the ashfall in Healy, Alaska by Pavel Izbekov on March 23, 2009. The image was acquired by Pavel Izbekov and Jill Shipman using ISI-50 Scanning Electron Microscope at the Advanced Instrumentation Laboratory, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Picture Date: March 24, 2009. Image Creator: Pavel Izbekov.  Jill Shipman. Image courtesy of the AVO/UAF-GI.

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One Response to “Redoubt Volcano Erupts Explosively”

  1. feww said

    UPDATE:
    Redoubt Volcano Latest Observations
    2009-03-28 21:02:52
    At Local time March 28, 2009 2115 AKDT (March 29, 2009 0515 UTC) AVO reported:

    Another explosive eruption of Redoubt volcano occurred at approximately 19:23 AKDT (03:23 UTC). Seismicity has declined, but remains well above background.

    Ashfall from the explosion at 3:29 ADT has been reported in locations from Anchorage to Valdez.

    For ash fall advisories, refer to the National Weather Service Redoubt Coordination web page
    http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/volcano.php

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