A plume of volcanic ash hangs over the Gulf of Alaska in this natural-color image. The plume is not the product of an active volcano; it is re-suspended ash from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. High winds previously stirred up ash in the area in October 2015.
References and Related Reading
- Alaska Dispatch News (2015, October 1) Winds Again Whip Up Ash from 1912 Alaska Volcanic Eruption. Accessed December 5, 2016.
- Alaska Volcano Observatory (2016, December 2) Image 103301. Accessed December 5, 2016.
- NASA Earth Observatory (2003, September 23) Volcanic Ash over Kodiak Island, Alaska.
NASA Earth Observatory images by Jeff Schmaltz, using MODIS data from LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Pola Lem.
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