Iceland Volcano's Ash Moving into Germany
NASA's Terra satellite has captured another image of Iceland's EyjafjallajÃ¶kull volcano ash cloud, now moving into Germany. EyjafjallajÃ¶kull continues to spew ash into the air and the ash clouds are still impacting air travel in Northern Europe.
NASA's Terra satellite flew over the volcano on April 16 at 10:45 UTC (6:45 a.m. EDT) and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS instrument aboard Terra captured a visible image of EyjafjallajÃ¶kull's ash plume over the England and the Netherlands, stretching into Germany.
Air travel into and out of northern Europe has either been grounded or diverted because volcanic ash particles pose a risk of damage to airplane engines. NASA works with other agencies on using satellite observations to aid in the detection and monitoring of aviation hazards caused by volcanic ash. For more on this NASA program, visit: http://science.larc.nasa.gov/asap/research-ash.html.