Ash plume rising from Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Eastern Russia

Ash plume rising from Shiveluch Volcano, Kamchatka Peninsula, Eastern Russia
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On September 17, 2002, Shiveluch Volcano, one of many on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, was restless. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite detected a heat signature from the crater (red dot) and a plume of ash and smoke. Some greenness clings to the lower elevations, while the rugged mountains are fading to brown with the advancing season.

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  • Data Date:

    September 17, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    October 10, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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