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Eruption of Grímsvötn Volcano, Iceland

Eruption of Grímsvötn Volcano, Iceland
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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.

Land Volcanoes Snow and Ice

Sulfur Dioxide plume from Grímsvötn
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Sulfur Dioxide plume from Grímsvötn

A NASA satellite caught this glimpse of a plume of sulfur dioxide rising and drifting from Grímsvötn volcano in late May 2011.

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Grímsvötn Volcano Injects Ash into the Stratosphere
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Grímsvötn Volcano Injects Ash into the Stratosphere

Analysis of satellite data shows that ash from Iceland’s Grímsvötn Volcano reached into the stratosphere.

Atmosphere Volcanoes

Eruption of Grímsvötn Volcano, Iceland
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Eruption of Grímsvötn Volcano, Iceland

Ash from Grímsvötn spread over the North Sea on May 24, 2011, canceling several hundred flights in Scotland and Scandinavia.

Atmosphere Volcanoes

Eruption of Grímsvötn Volcano, Iceland
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Eruption of Grímsvötn Volcano, Iceland

Acquired May 22, 2011, this natural-color image shows a plume from Grímsvötn on Iceland.

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