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Earth in the News: Volcanic Activity

There are roughly 1500 active volcanoes on Earth that are visible from above. Scientists use satellites to monitor volcanic activity, track volcanic ash and gas in the atmosphere, and map the effects of eruptions on the surroundings.


Credits

Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with the NASA Earth Observatory: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov.


Popocatepetl: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using data from NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. Text by Adam Voiland. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146400/ever-restless-Popocatepetl


Taal: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Text by Adam Voiland. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146444/an-ash-damaged-island-in-the-Philippines


Anak Krakatau: NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Story by Kathryn Hansen.https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146581/violent-puffs-from-Krakatau


Kluchevskaya: NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Adam Voiland. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146613/klyuchevskaya-eruption-continues


Mount Michael: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview. Story by Adam Voiland. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146856/volcanic-emissions-can-change-clouds


NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview. Story by Kathryn Hansen. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147081/no-rest-for-nishinoshima

Adaptation of text and images to ViewSpace by Margaret W. Carruthers and Dani Player


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Transcript

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