Thursday, May 26, 2011

Volcano Plume Over North America

The May 21st eruption of Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano sent a plume of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere, and today that plume is swirling over the high latitudes of North America. A 5-day movie from the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2 (GOME-2) onboard Europe’s MetOp satellite shows the SO2 in motion:
(video link)


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