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Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull Volcanic Ash Plume May 6-8, 2010 - Stereoscopic Version

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.



Visualization Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Visualizer
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Victoria Weeks (HTSI): Video Editor
Michael Starobin (HTSI): Producer
Michael J. Pavolonis (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR): Scientist
Charles Trepte (NASA/LaRC): Scientist
Jason Trackett (SSAI): Scientist
Justin Sieglaff (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies): Scientist
Zhaoyan Liu (National Institute of Aerospace): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
EUMETSAT/Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI)/Ash Detection and Height
Data Compilation - NOAA/NESDIS/STAR - 05/06/2010 through 05/08/2010
CALIPSO/CALIOP/Parallel Attenuated Backscatter 532
NASA - 05/06/2010
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DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Environmental science
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Volcano
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Air Quality
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols >> Aerosol Backscatter
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols >> Dust/Ash
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols >> Particulate Matter
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Air Quality >> Emissions
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Air Quality >> Smog
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Air Quality >> Visibility
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Stereo Display
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Presentation

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