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Above and Beyond: Mount Cleveland

Ash pours briefly from Mount Cleveland in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska in this picture taken on May 23, 2006.  Within two hours, the plume had detached completely from the volcano and drifted away. 

Credits

Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with the NASA Earth Observatory.


All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA except:
·       Aerial photo of Mt. Erebus: Jeanie Mackinder
·       Ground-based photo of Mt. Erebus: Dr. Eric Christian / NASA
·       Sea creature illustration copyright The National Library of Israel, Shapell Family Digitization Project _and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Geography – Historic Cities Research Project
·       Ground-based photos of Eyjafjallajökull: David Karnå
·       Eyjafjallajökull video footage: Ágúst Guðbjörnsson / agustgudbjornsson.com
·       EO-1 satellite illustration: ATK
·       Fimmvörðuháls fissure photo: Henrik Thorburn
·       Simulation of ash spreading over Europe: Nina Kristiansen, Sabine Eckhardt, NILU
·       Eyjafjallajökull panorama: Henrik Thorburn
·       Mount St. Helens aerial photo: USGS
 
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music
Written by Tracy Vogel
Designed by Marc Lussier

Transcript

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Mount Cleveland, Alaska, USA
 
Ash pours briefly from Mount Cleveland in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska in this picture taken on May 23, 2006, from the International Space Station.
 
A red circle around Mt. Cleveland in a satellite image. Text, The event was short.
 
Within two hours, the plume had detached completely from the volcano and drifted away.
 
A red circle around the ash cloud.
 
The ash cloud reached 20,000 feet, nearly 4 miles above sea level, before vanishing into the atmosphere.