Vog from Ambrym Volcano
January 8, 2014
The Vanuatu Archipelago is a collection of volcanic islands about 1,800 kilometers (1,100 miles) northeast of Australia. Two of the islands, Gaua and Ambrym, frequently vent sulfurous gases. In this natural-color satellite image, a volcanic plume from Ambrym spreads across the South Pacific. This natural-color image was collected on January 7, 2014, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite. Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team, GSFC.
Topics: Environment, Volcanism, Volcanology, Geology, Disaster Accident, Malampa Province, Gaua, Ambrym, Vog, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Aqua