September 20, 2014 Holuhraun Lava Field
September 20, 2014 Holuhraun Lava Field
acquired September 20, 2014 download large infrared image (961 KB, JPEG, 1668x1334 - left)
acquired September 20, 2014 download infrared GeoTIFF file (3 MB, TIFF)
acquired September 20, 2014 download large natural colour image (5 MB, JPEG, 5000x4000 - right)
acquired September 20, 2014 download GeoTIFF file (22 MB, TIFF)
Holuhraun Lava Field
infrared
acquired September 20, 2014 download large infrared image (961 KB, JPEG, 1668x1334)
acquired September 20, 2014 download infrared GeoTIFF file (3 MB, TIFF)
Holuhraun Lava Field
natural colour
acquired September 20, 2014 download large natural colour image (5 MB, JPEG, 5000x4000)
acquired September 20, 2014 download GeoTIFF file (22 MB, TIFF)

In Iceland, the eruption in Holuhraun lava field continues. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this pair of images on September 20, 2014. The false-color (upper) image is based on ALI observations in the infrared. Hot lava glows orange-red, fading to black as it cools. The lower image is a natural-color version of the same scene showing a thick plume of gas rising from the ongoing fissure eruption. The University of Iceland and Iceland Met Office have been providing regular updates on the eruption via Twitter and on their web site.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using EO-1 ALI data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 team. Caption by Adam Voiland.

Instrument(s): 
EO-1 - ALI

Holuhraun Lava Field

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Infrared Views of Bardarbunga Eruption at Bárdarbunga Volcano Roiling Flows on Holuhraun Lava Field Holuhraun Lava Flow Plumes and Clouds Stand Off Over Holuhraun Lava Field Growth of the Holuhraun Lava Field All Quiet at Holuhraun
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