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Eruption of Grímsvötn Volcano, Iceland
On May 21, 2011, Iceland’s Grímsvötn Volcano erupted, sending an ash plume 20 kilometers (12 miles) high. The eruption had subsided by May 26th.
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.
Published Jun 22, 2011
Snow and Ice
Analysis of satellite data shows that ash from Iceland’s Grímsvötn Volcano reached into the stratosphere.
Published May 25, 2011
Ash from Grímsvötn spread over the North Sea on May 24, 2011, canceling several hundred flights in Scotland and Scandinavia.
Published May 24, 2011