APR 22 2010

Volcanic Plumes and Risk Management

Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, Eruption column, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Volcanic ash

Image via Wikipedia Many of the plume related risk management decisions related to the Eyjafjallajökull volcano have been based upon observation and analysis of Aqua and Terra satellite images using MODIS (the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) and AIRS ( Atmospheric Infrared Sounder) . MODIS captures daily visible and infrared earth imagery and provides daily images…

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