Eyafallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 3)
Aerial photos taken by Marco Fulle on April 19th, 2010
Approaching the eruption site over the icecap.
Ash-covered icecap, crater and collpased meltwater channel (lower right).
Magmatic activity becomes visible between steam and ash clouds.
Powerful Strombolian eruptions from a vent in the crater floor.
Massive lava clots are expelled by the explosions.
A curtain of incadescent scoria in front of steam cloud.
Ejected lava clots and billowing ash cloud.
Dante's inferno: a close-up view into Eyjafjallajökull's crater.
Meltwater tunnel and channel on the left, helicopter on the right.
The helicopter gives the scale of one of the meltwater channels.
Collapse structures along the meltwater channel.
Looking into the meltwater channel through which the lahar flowed.
Looking down Gigjökull (the tongue is at the top).
Strombolian eruptions and drifting ash plume from Eyjafjallajökull.
Eyjafjallajökull stratovolcano complex; note sandur plain in foreground.
Tele-photo view of the Strombolian eruptions at the summit of Eyjafjallajökull.
|Photos Marco Fulle, 19 April 2010|