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Eruption of Grímsvötn Volcano, Iceland
After covering a large portion of Iceland with ash in late May 2011, Grímsvötn Volcano left behind a small lake filled with meltwater and a hole in the Vatnajökull Glacier.
Snow and Ice
Analysis of satellite data shows that ash from Iceland’s Grímsvötn Volcano reached into the stratosphere.
Ash from Grímsvötn spread over the North Sea on May 24, 2011, canceling several hundred flights in Scotland and Scandinavia.