Ash Plume from Rabaul Volcano

Ash Plume from Rabaul 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.

Tavurvur Cone emitted an ash plume on August 6, 2013. Located within the Rabaul Caldera on New Britain Island, Tavurvur began emitting ash in January 2013 after a few years of relative quiet. This natural-color image was acquired by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    August 6, 2013
  • Visualization Date:

    August 7, 2013
  • Sensor(s):

    EO-1 - ALI
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