13 Jun '11, 10pm

Ash from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle over Australia and New Zealand [image] #NASA

The eruption at Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex sent clouds of ash high into the atmosphere, above the winds and weather that usually disperse such plumes. The CALIPSO satellite recorded the plume 15 kilometers (50,000 feet) above the Earth on the second day of the eruption, and the volcano continues to push ash into the atmosphere. At these high altitudes, the ash entered the jetstream and blew quickly eastward. By June 13, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite acquired these images, a concentrated plume was visible more than half a world away over Australia and New Zealand. The top image shows the ash plume over southern Australia and the Tasman Sea, while the lower image provides a view of the plume farther east over New Zealand and the South Pacific Ocean. The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand warned p...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 Jun '11, 6pm

The eruption at Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex sent clouds of ash high into the atmosphere, above the weat...

Ash Plume from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

Ash Plume from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 13 Jun '11, 10pm

On June 4, 2011, Puyehue-Cordón Caulle in Chile experienced its first major eruption in decades. The volcano sent an ash p...

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 Jun '11, 10pm

A week after first erupting, Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex continued to emit a steady stream of ash. This...

Ash from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle: This series of ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Jun '11, 10pm

In its early, violent days, the eruption at the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic complex sent clouds of ash high into the at...

Pluma de humo, residuos y cenizas sin precedent...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 Jun '11, 3pm

Perhaps the greatest danged posted by the erupting Puyehue-Cordón Volcano Complex is the thick layer of ash being deposite...

NASA Earth Observato Ash from Puyehue-Cordón Ca...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Jun '11, 10pm

In its early, violent days, the eruption at the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic complex sent clouds of ash high into the at...

Spaceview of the thick ash plume from Chilean v...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 15 Jun '11, 6am

Perhaps the greatest danger posed by the erupting Puyehue-Cordón Volcano Complex in Chile is the thick layer of ash being ...

Eruption at Nabro Volcano, Eritrea [image] #NASA

Eruption at Nabro Volcano, Eritrea [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 Jun '11, 10am

Nabro, a stratovolcano in the northeast African nation of Eritrea, rumbled to life late in the evening on June 12, 2011, f...

Flights to and from Australia affected by Chile...

channelnewsasia.com 21 Jun '11, 2pm

SINGAPORE: Some international airlines have been scrambling to cancel their flights to deal with the chaos created by the ...

Australia-New Zealand flights hit by ash: SYDNE...

channelnewsasia.com 23 Jun '11, 8am

SYDNEY - Australian airlines grounded flights to and from New Zealand Thursday due to the Chilean ash cloud, although Air ...

Australia-New Zealand travel off due to Chile ash

channelnewsasia.com 25 Jun '11, 6am

SYDNEY - All Australia's major carriers cancelled flights to New Zealand for the entire weekend Saturday as the ash cloud ...