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Volcanic eruption in Iceland

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Type of Event:
Volcano
Location of Event:
Iceland
Date of Charter Activation:
20/04/2010
Charter Requestor:
Ministry of the Interior – Direction de la Sécurité Civile - COGIC
Project Management:
CNES in collaboration with the SAFER project in the framework of the GMES initiative

Description of the event

A volcanic eruption in Iceland spread black smoke and white steam into the air and partly melted a glacier, 700 people have been evacuated. As a consequence of the smoke cloud, most of the european airspace has been progressively closed.

Eyjafjöll Volcano, southern Iceland

Source: SPOT-5 (10m)
Acquired: 24/04/2010

Copyright: CNES 2010, ESRI, USGS
Image processing, map created 26/04/2010 by SERTIT

Eyjafjöll Volcano, southern Iceland

Source: Image IMS Mx (37m)
Acquired: 23/04/2010

Copyright: ISRO, ESRI, USGS
Image processing, map created 26/04/2010 by SERTIT

Eyjafjöll Volcano, southern Iceland

Source: TerraSAR-X (1,25m)
Acquired: 21/04/2010

Copyright: German Aerospace Center (DLR), ESRI, USGS
Image processing, map created 23/04/2010 by SERTIT

Eyjafjöll Volcano, southern Iceland

Source: ALOS AVNIR-2 (10m)
Acquired: 17/04/2010

Copyright: JAXA 2010, ESRI, USGS
Image processing, map created 23/04/2010 by SERTIT

Eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland - After the eruption

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 20/04/2010 - After the eruption

Copyright: Canadian Space Agency

Eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland - Before the eruption

Source: RADARSAT-2
Acquired: 09/04/2010 - Before the eruption

Copyright: Canadian Space Agency

Other info: High-resolution imagery and additional data are available at: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/satellites/radarsat2/iceland_volcano.asp