Plume from the Karymsky Volcano

Plume from the Karymsky Volcano
  • Credit:

    NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, with EO-1 ALI data from the NASA EO-1 team. Caption by Robert Simmon.

Karymsky Volcano has erupted regularly for more than ten years; this natural-color satellite image shows its typical low-level activity. A white gas plume rises above Karmymsky’s summit, and fresh volcanic material coats the eastern slopes. This image was acquired by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite on May 3, 2012.

  1. References

  2. Global Volcanism Program. (n.d.). Karymsky. Accessed May 11, 2012.
  3. Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team. (2012, May 10). Kamchatkan and Northern Kuriles Volcanic Activity. Accessed May 11, 2012.

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  • Data Date:

    May 3, 2012
  • Visualization Date:

    May 11, 2012
  • Sensor(s):

    EO-1 - ALI
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