15 Jun '11, 6am

Spaceview of the thick ash plume from Chilean volcano dusting Argentina. From our Terra satellite Monday.

Perhaps the greatest danger posed by the erupting Puyehue-Cordón Volcano Complex in Chile is the thick layer of ash being deposited east of the volcano. This image, taken on June 13, 2011, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite, shows ash on the ground and a large plume streaming east from the volcano. The pale tan coating of ash on the ground has been accumulating since June 4, when the eruption started. The Chilean Service of Minerals and Mining (SERNAGEOMIN) warned that when winter rains begin to fall in the coming weeks, the loose ash could create dangerous landslides and lahars, particularly in ash-clogged river valleys in the Andes Mountains. The image above also shows a large plume of volcanic ash blowing about 800 kilometers east and then northeast over Argentina. The plume has disrupted air traffic as far away as New Ze...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=50996

Tweets

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...

The ash plume from an eruption in Chile has tra...

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...

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...

Ash from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle over Australia a...

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

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

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...

Eruption at Nabro Volcano [image] #NASA

Eruption at Nabro Volcano [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 16 Jun '11, 5pm

This high-resolution, natural-color satellite image shows details of the roiling plume of Eritrea’s Nabro Volcano. The thi...

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...

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...

Nabro Volcano Before Eruption [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Jun '11, 10pm

Until last weekend, the Nabro volcano in northeast Africa looked like it does in the image above. Then, on the night of Ju...