May 22, 2011

Special Feature: Grimsvotn Volcano Erupts in Iceland

We got a message from Scott Bachmeier of CIMSS who has posted a blog post on the eruption of the Grimsvötn volcano in Iceland. Here is the link to the CIMSS Satellite Blog

I post two images from Terra MODIS and Aqua MODIS of the eruption at 13:00 UTC and 14:50 UTC:

There is significant SO2 in this plume. OMI's images from today at 11:49 and 15:04 UTC:

News reports from the Guardian are quoting forecasters as predicting that this will not affect European airspace but might affect northern Scotland.

Posted by Ray Hoff at May 22, 2011 2:19 PM
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