25 May '11, 7pm

Grímsvötn, Volcano Injects Ash into the Stratosphere [image] #NASA

Grímsvötn, Volcano Injects Ash into the Stratosphere [image] #NASA

Grímsvötn, the most active of Iceland’s volcanoes, began erupting around 5:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, May 21, 2011. The volcano, located approximately 140 miles (220 kilometers) east of the capital city of Reykjavik, is situated beneath the Vatnajökull ice cap and last erupted in 2004. According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, the recent eruption produced a plume that rose to a maximum altitude of approximately 66,000 feet (20 kilometers) on Saturday evening. As of Monday morning (May 23, 2011), plume heights were reported to range between 33,000 to 50,000 feet (10 to 15 kilometers). Iceland’s Kevlavik airport was closed over the weekend, and a windblown cloud of ash has caused the cancellation of several airline flights over Scotland. Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority reports that other parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland might be affected later in the w...

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Two views of the volcanic ash cloud from Icelan...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 May '11, 6pm

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Gorgeous satellite view of erupting #Grimsvotn,...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 May '11, 10pm

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Eruption of Grmsvtn Volcano, Iceland via @Break...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 May '11, 9pm

Volcano initially remained localized, by May 24, 2011, the ash cloud had spread over the North Sea. This pair of natural-c...

Eruption of Grímsvötn Volcano, Iceland [image] ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 May '11, 10pm

One year after Eyjafjallajökull rumbled to life, another Iceland volcano began spewing ash and steam. At approximately 17:...

The eruption of Iceland’s Grímsvötn Volcano as ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 May '11, 7pm

About 14 months after Eyjafjallajökull rumbled to life, another volcano on Iceland began spewing ash and steam. At approxi...

Typhoon Songda [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 25 May '11, 7pm

Typhoon Songda strengthened between May 24 and 25, 2011. At 11:00 p.m. Manila time (15:00 UTC) on May 25, the U.S. Navy’s ...

Sulfur Dioxide plume from Grímsvötn [image] #NASA

Sulfur Dioxide plume from Grímsvötn [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 Jun '11, 7pm

Sulfur dioxide, or SO2 , is a colorless, pungent gas that can be both air pollutant and important atmospheric component, d...