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Sky High: Keeping Track of Volcano Plumes

Sky High: Keeping Track of Volcano Plumes – Download PDF (3.1 MB) May 2018

EO Kids is blasting into the sky and following the trails of volcanic plumes as they travel across the globe. In this issue, you will discover how satellites help us make air travel safer in the aftermath of an eruption. You can create your own flipbook animation and track the traveling ash and gas in this month’s activities. Plus, see a volcano in 3-D.

At EO Kids we are committed to making Earth science fun and engaging. Come explore Earth with us.

Earth Observatory stories highlighted in this issue:

Read more about volcanic plumes from these other resources:
Tracking Volcanic Ash With Satellites
Atmospheric Aerosols: What Are They, and Why Are They So Important?
Mount Tambora and the Year Without Summer
Dr. Helene Muri for Design Times: ‘The Scream’ Paintings, Scientists May Have Figured Out The Reason Behind The Man’s Scream
NASA Satellite Images Erupting Russian Volcano
Image Credits:
Page 1: Stock image of atmosphere (Fotolia), Grímsvötn (NASA Earth Observatory), Klyuchevskoi (NASA Earth Observatory)
Page 2: Frankenstein artwork from 1831 inside cover of Frankenstein (Public Domain), Acid Rain stock image (Fotolia), Puyehue-Cordón Caulle sulfur dioxide (NASA Earth Observatory), Kilauea (NASA Earth Observatory)
Page 3: Anaglyph (NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL-Caltech, MISR Team), MISR cartoon image(NASA/JPL/Shigeru Suzuki and Eric M. De Jong, Solar System Visualization Project)
Page 4: Stock photo of eruption (Fotolia), Images of flipbook construction (Ginger Butcher)

EO Kids is written for audiences aged 9 to 14. It is published with support from NASA’s Landsat, Terra, and Aqua missions.

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