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Tracking Ash Plumes

Tracking Ash Plumes

Data pulled from several satellites has been put to use in understanding the behavior of ash plumes from the recent eruption of Grímsvötn in Iceland.  Measurements from various satellites were used to understand the spread, extension, concentration and movement of debris spewed from Grímsvötn. The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute KNMI used data […]

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Grímsvötn Volcano Mapping and Imagery

Grímsvötn Volcano Mapping and Imagery

Another Icelandic volcano is erupting.  Last year, Iceland’s Eyjafjallajoekull Volcano erupted, paralyzing air traffic and grounding planes across Europe.  Grímsvötn starting spewing late Saturday evening.  The volcano, which has been dormant since 2004, has already closed Iceland’s air space.   The disruption caused by this volcanic event are anticipated to be […]