Pavlof Volcano (AK) as observed from the International Space Station

An eruption of Pavlof Volcano (Alaska) as observed from the Interna...

Detailed Description

Pavlof Volcano (Alaska) began erupting on May 13, jetting lava fragments into the air and spewing an ash cloud to an elevation of 6000 m (about 20000 ft). Forecasting the location of ash clouds as they travel downwind is critical for aviation safety and to warn communities in the path of ashfall. This image was taken from the International Space Station by Expedition 36 crew.

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Image Dimensions: 800 x 533

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ISS Crew Earth Observations Experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center; Expedition 36 crew