Sulfur dioxide plume, Mt. Etna, Italy
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Sulfur dioxide plume, Mt. Etna, Italy (148 KB) ( 576 x 720 )
The current eruption of Mt. Etna started on July 17, and has continued to the present (August 3, 2001). This ASTER image was acquired on Sunday, July 29 and shows the sulfur dioxide plume (in purple) originating form the summit, drifting over the city of Catania, and continuing over the Ionian Sea. ASTER's unique combination of multiple thermal infrared channels and high spatial resolution allows the determination of the thickness and position of the SO2 plume. The image covers an area of 24 x 30 km. The image is centered at 37.7 degrees north latitude, 15 degrees east longitude.
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Please give credit for these images to:
NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team