Volcanic eruption in Iceland

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Type of Event Volcano
Location of Event Iceland
Date of Charter Activation 20/04/2010
Charter Requestor Ministry of the Interior – Direction de la Sécurité Civile - COGIC
Project Management CNES in collaboration with the SAFER project in the framework of the GMES initiative

Description of the Event

A volcanic eruption in Iceland spread black smoke and white steam into the air and partly melted a glacier, 700 people have been evacuated. As a consequence of the smoke cloud, most of the european airspace has been progressively closed.

Images and/or Image product Delivered under the Charter

Eyjafjöll Volcano, southern Iceland

Source: SPOT-5 (10m)

Acquired: 24/04/2010

Copyright CNES 2010, ESRI, USGS
Image processing, map created 26/04/2010 by SERTIT

 

Eyjafjöll Volcano, southern Iceland

Source: Image IMS Mx (37m)

Acquired: 23/04/2010

Copyright ISRO, ESRI, USGS
Image processing, map created 26/04/2010 by SERTIT

 

Eyjafjöll Volcano, southern Iceland

Source: TerraSAR-X (1,25m)

Acquired: 21/04/2010

Copyright German Aerospace Center (DLR), ESRI, USGS
Image processing, map created 23/04/2010 by SERTIT

 

Eyjafjöll Volcano, southern Iceland

Source: ALOS AVNIR-2 (10m)

Acquired: 17/04/2010

Copyright JAXA 2010, ESRI, USGS
Image processing, map created 23/04/2010 by SERTIT

 

Eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland - After the eruption

Source: RADARSAT-2

Acquired: 20/04/2010 - After the eruption

Copyright Canadian Space Agency

 

Eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland - Before the eruption

Source: RADARSAT-2

Acquired: 09/04/2010 - Before the eruption

Copyright Canadian Space Agency