Puyehue volcano eruption: Images captured by a satellite (view video)
June 20, 2011:
The GOES series of satellites are managed by NOAA, the U.S. meteorological agency, and the animation was created by specialists of the agency and NASA. The animation includes visible and infrared imagery and has a total duration of 1.14 minutes. This film contains 445 pictures taken by the GOES-13 since the eruption began.
The National Service of Geology and Mining Service of Chile said that “the day of the eruption, the cloud of ashes reached up to 10 miles high in the atmosphere. On 16 June, ashes and smoke came nearly three miles. The ashes reached high into the atmosphere enough to catch a jet stream that carries people and caused problems for air travel in Australia and New Zealand”.
Dennis Chesters, GOES Project at NASA said that “In the video of the GOES-13, the ashes are continuously ejected in a series of winter storms to the lead austral reaching New Zealand and endangering air traffic” and added “In the last the volcanic eruptions are slowing down”.