Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Holuhraun Twisters shot in Infrared

By Staff

  • Holuhraun pictured from outer space. Photo/Nasa
The Icelandic Met Office has published a video from the Holuhraun eruption filmed with a thermographic camera, also known as an infrared camera. The video, filmed on September 3, shows an interesting peculiarity similar to a sandstorm, but most likely composed of volcanic cases and ash particles.

The development and use of the infrared camera is part of the Future Volc programme, funded by the EU and which 26 universities and laboratories in Europe collaborate on.

Yesterday scientists had to temporarily leave the eruption area due to high concentration of sulphur dioxide. Gas emissions at the eruption site remain high and can be life threatening.

Watch the fascinating video below:


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