Credit: STEVE ALBERS/GSD/NOAA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Eyjafjallajokull ash cloud, April 2010. Eyjafjallajokull is a volcano in Iceland that lies beneath a glacier. It erupted on 14th April 2010, melting the glacier and ejecting a huge plume of ash. Airspace over much of northern Europe was closed from April 15th through April 23rd for concerns over the abrasive volcanic ash causing engine failures. This dataset was created with the FIM-Chem-Ash forecasting model, a global model developed by NOAA that forecasts 17 aerosol concentrations, including volcanic ash. In this dataset, only volcanic ash is included. The forecast starts April 15, the day after the eruption and runs for one week, to April 22. The effect of the weather patterns on the ash dispersion is readily apparent in this animation, as the ash cloud changes shapes and moves different directions. The transparency of the colour is set on a logarithmic scale to the concentration of the ash.

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Eyjafjallajokull ash cloud, April 2010

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