Gas and Ash Plume from Paluweh Volcano

Gas and Ash Plume from Paluweh Volcano
  • Credit:

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

A column of ash, steam, and other volcanic gases rises from Paluweh Volcano (also known as Rokatenda) in this natural-color satellite image. Located on a small island just off the northern coast of Flores Island, Indonesia, Paluweh has been erupting since October 2012. This image was collected March 31, 2013, by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on Earth Observing-1 (EO-1).

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  • Data Date:

    March 31, 2013
  • Visualization Date:

    April 1, 2013
  • Sensor(s):

    EO-1 - ALI
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