SO2 plume emitted during Grímsvötn brief eruption
The images and animation links below show the emission and transport of SO2 from Iceland’s Grímsvötn Volcano May 22 – 26, 2011. The images are based on measurements taken by the AIRS on NASA’s Aqua spacecraft and presented using GEOS-5 experimental model. Source: NASA-EO.
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Grímsvötn’s explosive eruption began at 17.30UTC on Saturday May 21 and lasted for just over a week. The volcano paused at 7:00 UTC Saturday May 28, 2011.
Eruption cloud from Grímsvötn volcano at 22:00 UTC May 21st 2011 captured by Icelandic met Office Weather Radar located at Keflavik International Airport located about 220 km from the volcano. The eruption cloud covers a large section of Vatnajökull ice cap.
This Icelandic feature (photo posted at IMO without a caption, presumably showing the crater after the eruption had stopped) was taken by Vilhjálmur S. Kjartansson. Source: IMO. Note: IMO images may be subject to copyright.
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