Ash, volcanic debris, and snow mingled at the summit of Mount Cleveland in early June 2010. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this natural-color image of Mount Cleveland on June 4, 2010. Clouds nearly surround the snow-capped volcano, which is striped with dark ash. A small, faint plume rises from the summit.
Cleveland is a symmetrical stratovolcano at the western end of Chuginadak Island in the Aleutian Islands. At the time ALI acquired this image, the Alaska Volcano Observatory reported that the volcano showed signs of low-level ash emissions and weak thermal anomalies, but said that this activity did not necessarily bode a larger eruption.
NASA Earth Observatory image created by Jesse Allen, using EO-1 ALI data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 team. Caption by Michon Scott.