Suomi/NPP sees the Mt. Etna eruption

November 17th, 2013
Suomi/NPP Imagery of Mt. Etna, including the Day/Night Band, I05 (11 µm) and M13 (3.9 µm) (click to play animation)

Suomi/NPP Imagery of Mt. Etna, including the Day/Night Band, I05 (11 µm) and M13 (3.9 µm) (click to play animation)

Mt. Etna, on Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea, erupted early in the morning on Nov 17th just before a Suomi/NPP overpass. The VIIRS Day/Night Band gives a clear view of the volcanic plume (and the light emitted by the lava in the caldera); thermal channels show a distinct hot spot: 360 K in the 11 micron channel, and 523 K in the 3.9 micron channel! (Imagery courtesy Will Straka, UW-Madison/CIMSS)

2 Responses to “Suomi/NPP sees the Mt. Etna eruption”

  1. Lewis Ryles says:

    What great imagery, I am currently studying Mount Etna as a part of my University Degree in England. I would love to use this image in my presentation who can I talk to in regards of using this imagery?

    Thanks,
    Lewis

  2. Scott Lindstrom says:

    All imagery on the Satellite Blog is available for use, but please give attribution: University of Wisconsin/Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (SSEC/CIMSS)

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