Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcanic Ash Plume May 6-8, 2010 - Stereoscopic Version
Released on October 21, 2010
During April and May, 2010, the Eyjafjallajökull volcano on Iceland's southern coast erupted, creating an expansive ash cloud that disrupted air traffic throughout Europe and across the Atlantic. This animation shows the flow of this ash cloud for three days in early May on an hourly basis as sensed from a geostationary satellite. The ash cloud heights were determined using an approach developed by NOAA/NESDIS/STAR for the next generation of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-R). Data from EUMETSAT's Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) was used as a proxy for GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) data. This data is shown intersecting with the CALIPSO Parallel Attenuated Backscatter curtain on May 6th.
In this page the visualization content is offered in two different modes to accommodate stereoscopic systems as: Left and Right Eye separate and Left and Right Eye side-by-side combined on the same frame.
This set provides stereoscopic visualization content (Left and Right Eye separate) of the star background without transparency. These frames are rendered wider than the standard size to allow them to be shifted to alter the stereo separation of the background plane.
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 220.127.116.11.0