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Advantageous GOES IR results for ash mapping at high latitudes: Cleveland eruptions 2001

Geophysical Research Letters

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DOI: 10.1029/2004GL021651

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Abstract

The February 2001 eruption of Cleveland Volcano, Alaska allowed for comparisons of volcanic ash detection using two-band thermal infrared (10-12 ??m) remote sensing from MODIS, AVHRR, and GOES 10. Results show that high latitude GOES volcanic cloud sensing the range of about 50 to 65??N is significantly enhanced. For the Cleveland volcanic clouds the MODIS and AVHRR data have zenith angles 6-65 degrees and the GOES has zenith angles that are around 70 degrees. The enhancements are explained by distortion in the satellite view of the cloud's lateral extent because the satellite zenith angles result in a "side-looking" aspect and longer path lengths through the volcanic cloud. The shape of the cloud with respect to the GOES look angle also influences the results. The MODIS and AVHRR data give consistent retrievals of the ash cloud evolution over time and are good corrections for the GOES data. Copyright 2005 by the American Geophysical Union.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Advantageous GOES IR results for ash mapping at high latitudes: Cleveland eruptions 2001
Series title:
Geophysical Research Letters
DOI:
10.1029/2004GL021651
Volume
32
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geophysical Research Letters
First page:
1
Last page:
5
Number of Pages:
5