Eyjafjallajoekull Eruption

 How did the volcanic eruption in Iceland get to ground air traffic in northern Europe? Check out this illustration from the ESA


The information has been derived by a model using SO2 as particle tracer for the ash plume. This model has been developed at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research in the Department of Atmospheric and Climate Research.

This service was developed within the ESA Data User Element ‘Support to Aviation for Volcanic Ash Avoidance’ with the aim of generating accurate and timely satellite-based information to Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres (VAACs) to assist the aviation community.