NASA image shows eruption of Puyehue Corón-Caulle Volcano continues unabated

October 12, 2011CHILENASA satellite imagery shows that the eruption of Puyehue Corón-Caulle Volcano is continuing after more than 4 months of activity. A conspicuous plume of volcanic gases and fine ash rose above the volcano on Sunday (October 9, 2011), and blew southeast over Argentina. In the top natural-color satellite image the mountainous landscape is covered with gray ash, largely snow-free for the first time in several months. To the north and southwest of the active vent is a lava flow, its textured appearance suggestive of thick lava. Immediately west of the vent the flow appears fresh—its dark surface not yet covered by lighter ash. In a false-color image made from shortwave infrared, near infrared, and visible light data (above, lower), the vent and nearby lava flow are bright orange. This is a sign of intense heat, and likely indicates ongoing emissions of lava. These images were acquired by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard the Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite. –IWO
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4 Responses to NASA image shows eruption of Puyehue Corón-Caulle Volcano continues unabated

  1. iamjoe says:

    Hi, been visiting your blog the past couple of days, and I like it. I added you to my blogroll and nominating you for the VBA award. I think every one deserves to know what’s happening around world and your posts are making sure of that (aside from the traditional media, or course).


  2. Awesome image. I love these NASA photos. Thank you Alvin.



  3. Kim says:

    Incredible photo!


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