Earth  ID: 2353

Lake Kivu Zoom-in

Zoom down to Lake Kivu, Rwanda, Africa. The northern tip of this lake is considered to be the most likely spot for the next deadly gas eruption (similar to the 1984 and 1986 eruptions at Lake Monoun and Lake Nyos respectively) due to its proximity to volcanically active areas to the north. For more information on similar gas eruptions please see animations #2346 and #2348.

Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Marte Newcombe (GST): Animator
George Kling (University of Michigan): Scientist
Bill Evans (USGS): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

Data Used:
Landsat-5/TM/Band Combination 1, 2, 3 1986/07/19, 1987/08/07
GTOPO30 Topography and Bathymetry 1993 - 1996
GTOPO30 1993-1996
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Exploding Lakes

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SVS >> Congo
SVS >> Gas
SVS >> Lake
SVS >> Volcano
GCMD >> Location >> Rwanda
GCMD >> Location >> Africa
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