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Pavlof Volcano, Alaska Peninsula

Plumes from Pavlof Volcano
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Plumes from Pavlof Volcano

In November 2014, Alaska’s most active volcano—glacier-covered Pavlof—rumbled back to life.

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Pavlof Volcano, Alaska Peninsula
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Pavlof Volcano, Alaska Peninsula

Alaska’s Pavlof volcano was erupting when the Aqua satellite passed over on November 14, 2014.

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Pavlof Volcano, Alaska Peninsula
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Pavlof Volcano, Alaska Peninsula

Three striking photographs of Pavlof Volcano reveal the three-dimensional structure of the eruption plume.

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A Scene of Ice and Fire: Pavlof Volcano
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A Scene of Ice and Fire: Pavlof Volcano

Explosive interactions between lava and snow mark the evolving eruption of Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano.

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Pavlof Volcano Erupts
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Pavlof Volcano Erupts

Visible ash and lava confirm the eruption of Pavlof Volcano, in Alaska’s Aleutian Arc.

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