Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Grimsvötn’s ash cloud visualized in Google Earth

starOgle Earth
May 24, 2011 6:38 AM
by Stefan Geens

Grimsvötn's ash cloud visualized in Google Earth

With erupting Icelandic volcanoes seemingly becoming an annual event, Adam Burt has overhauled his ash-cloud visualization tool for Google Earth, which he first made for Eyjafjallajökull's eruption in June of 2010. Based on data gleaned every six hours from the UK Met office, the resulting network link visualizes ash density from Grimsvötn at different times and airspace heights, and can be played as an animation. Here it is — open in Google Earth.

Interesting to see how at different heights, the ash heads off in completely different directions.


Dr. Art Trembanis
109 Penny Hall
Department of Geological Sciences
The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
University of Delaware
Newark DE 19716

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