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ARCHIVE VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS

INTRODUCTION

Images from volcanic eruptions made by earth observations satellites are available on this page. The archive starts on 2008. There are only images form eruptions available for the hemisphere visible from Meteosat at 0°N/0°E. Not only Meteosat images are listed in this overview, but also from other satellites as: NOAA, Metop, Modis, Earth Observatory and Aura.

Satellites are a good help for monitoring of volcanoes. There is not always a geological observation post to spot the activity of a volcano. But is important to monitor remote volcanoes. Any eruption can produce volcanic ash and this could be dangerous for airliners. Ash can destroy airplane engines.

Examples of eruptions  
Ash cloud from the Karthala at
25 november 2005. (Meteosat)

Suplherdioxid clouds during an eruption of the Nyiragongo at 28 november 2006. (Meteosat)

Ash plume from Chaiten at 3 may 2008 (Metop 2)
Sulpherdioxid clouds from Etna at 14 mei 2008. (Aura/OMI)

Antillen Atlantische Oceaan-Midden Atlantische Oceaan-Noord Azoren Canarische Eilanden Comoren Ethiopië Griekenland Italië Kaap Verdische Eilanden Kameroen Kenia en Tanzania-N Prins Edward Eilanden Réunion Rode Zee en Yemen Rusland-Kaukasus Saoedi Arabië-West Soedan Turkije en Syrië IJsland Zaire en Tanzania-West

Click on the number above for an overview of the active volcanoes in the corresponding region.

Regions with active volcanoes (most active regions are printed bold):

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Atlantic Ocean-Central
Atlantic Ocean-North
Azores
Cameroon
Canary Islands
Cape Verde Islands
Comores
Ethiopia
Greece
Iceland
Italy
Kenya and Tanzania-North
Lesser Antilles
Prince Edward Islands
Red Sea and Yemen
Réunion
Russia-Caucasus
Saudi Arab-West
Sudan
South Sandwich Islands
Turkey and Syria
Tristan da Cunha
Zaire and Tanzania-West

 

IMAGE ARCHIVE SINCE 2008

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OMI measures SO2 cm cloud mask    

Chaiten - Chile

Dalaffilla - Ethiopia

El Hierro - Canary Isles

Etna - Italy

EyjafjallajŲkull - Iceland

GrimsvŲtn - Iceland

Jebel Zubair - Yemen

Llaima - Chile

Nabro - Eritrea

Nyamuragira - Zaire

Nyiragongo - Zaire

Ol Doinyo Lengai - Tanzania

Piton de la Fournaise - Rťunion

Stromboli - Italy

SoufriŤre - Guadeloupe

SoufriŤre Hills - Montserrat