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Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Aerial photos taken by Marco Fulle on April 17th, 2010
Approaching the Eyjafjallajökull stratovolcano complex.
The eruption has penetrated the icecap; note ash covering the glacier.
Approaching the eruption column.
Very near the base of the eruption column
Phreatic explosions throw out massive amounts of ash.
Ash clouds surrounded by steam generated by exaporating glacier ice.
Note white, comet-like features caused by ejeted ice blocks (centre).
Steam and ash, fire and ice at Eyjafjallajökull
The ash cloud drifting away into the distance (centre-right).
Massive curtains of ash descending from the eruption cloud (left).
Steep view of the new crater complex of Eyjafjallajökull.
Again approaching the base of the column (compare next picture).
Enlargment of previous image: Note ejected ice blocks falling towards the glacier surface.
Near the edge of the eruption column, looking towards the rising sun.
The other side of the eruption column of Eyjafjallajökull.
Collapse structures in the ice cap as a result of subglacial outflow of meltwater.
Another view of the collapse structures in the glacier ice (compare next picture).
Enlarged section of previous photo: meltwater channel, crevasses and collapse structures.
Looking away from the on-going eruption towards the site of the first eruption (note steam).
Departing and looking back towards the massive eruption of Eyjafjallajökull.
|Photos Marco Fulle, 17 April 2010|