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Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic Ash Cloud: Northern hemisphere satellite imagery

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2010-06-29
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2014-09-19
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 70 Files | 29MB


The Icelandic Volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, started erupting on 14th April 2010. The volcanic ash cloud produced covered much of Northern Europe for several weeks causing extensive disruption to air travel. The UK and European atmospheric communities had many instruments - both airborne and ground-based, remote sensing and in-situ - taking measurements of the ash cloud throughout this period. This dataset contains a variety of satellite products including dust and sulphur dioxide (SO2) retrievals.

Citable as:  National Centre for Atmospheric Science (2014): Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic Ash Cloud: Northern hemisphere satellite imagery. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Eyjafjallajokull, Satellite, SO2, Dust


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Data collected by the Met Office's satellite network. A copy of these data were made available to the British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) to assist the academic community during this volcanic ash event.

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This is quick look unvetted data.
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This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

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Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: Meteor-3 satellite
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