Iceland

Eyafallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 3)

Aerial photos taken by Marco Fulle on April 19th, 2010

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