Earth  ID: 2389

Mount Pinatubo Particle Model

The global impact of the June 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption in the Philippines can be seen in this particle model. Immediately following the eruption large amounts of sulfur dioxide and dust spread through the earth's atmosphere. The colors in this animation reflect the atmospheric height of the particles. Red is high and blue is closer to the earth's surface.


For More Information

http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/stories/ozone_arctic_20020304/index.html


Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Azadeh Tabazadeh (NASA/Ames): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
Goddard Trajectory Model/Tracer positions 1991/06/13-1991/09/13

This item is part of this series:
Mt. Pinatubo

Goddard TV Tapes:
G2001-048
G2002-016
G2003-006
G2008-042HD -- HD Fires, Ozone, and Air Quality RT
G2008-047 -- Glory Resource Reel

Keywords:
SVS >> Carbon Dioxide
SVS >> Dust
SVS >> Eruption
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Mt. Pinatubo
SVS >> Volcano
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols
GCMD >> Location >> Philippines
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0