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April 17 2010 ALI Imagery of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland (Apr. 2010) 17, False-color Infrared ALI Image of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) instrument obtained this falsecolor infrared image of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano. A strong thermal source (denoted in red) is visible at the base of the Eyjafjallajökull plume. Above and to the right, strong thermal emission is also seen from the lava flows located at Fimmvorduhals between March 20 and April 13, 2010, where lava first reached the surface, generating impressive lava fountains and lava flows. As the Fimmvorduhals episode was in a location with no ice cap, there was little of the violent interaction between lava and water that took place at Eyjafjallajökull and that generated the massive volcanic plume. To the east of Fimmvorduhals is the Myrdalsjökull ice cap, beneath which slumbers the mighty Katla volcano. Katla has erupted 20 times in recorded history, with the last eruption occurring in 1918.

Volcano SensorWeb Article: Volcano SensorWeb international volcanologist group being led by JPL. A sample event detected by the volcano sensorweb is described in an article in Eos, Vol. 87, No. 1, 3 January 2006, entitled, “ Sensor Web Enables Rapid Response to Volcanic Activity” and can be found at:

Ashley Davies/JPL observes Erte Ale volcano in Hawaii

Picture Taken By DavePicture taken by Ashley Davies

Correponding Hyperion image of Erte Ale

Zoom in on Hyperion image of Erte Ale