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A-Train data for Merapi volcanic cloud

11.15.2010

Mount Merapi volcano is one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes, posing a constant threat to tens of thousands of people who live in its shadow. On October 26, 2010, the volcano once again turned destructive, unleashing a series of eruptions, including a major explosive eruption on Nov 4-5.

Aura/OMI - cumulative SO2 for Nov 4-8
Aura/OMI - cumulative SO2 for Nov 4-8
OMI measured ~0.2-0.3 Tg SO2 injected into UTLS
Aura/MLS - HCl for Nov 4-6
Aura/MLS - HCl for Nov 4-6
MLS shows significant HCl content - consistent with expected Merapi volcanic gas composition

CALIPSO - aerosol altitude on Nov 5
CALIPSO - aerosol altitude on Nov 5
CALIPSO detects aerosol layers near tropopause
+ Read More on the Mount Merapi volcano from NASA's Earth Observatory

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