For the first time ever, all United Kingdom airspace is currently closed due to ash from the Eyjafjallajokull Eruption in Iceland, a situation replicated in several other Northern European countries.
At the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010, session NH2.2 Passive satellite techniques and ground-based potential field investigations of volcanic activity contains several presentations related to ash.
NASA’s Earth Observatory has MODIS imagery, with a clear explanation at their Image of the Day website.
A comprehensive set of links about the Eyjafjallajokull Eruption can be found at Michel’s Islande 2010 blog (the blog is in French but the link descriptions are in English and French).
*These are not EGU sanctioned blogs, rather a resource helping readers know what is out there.
By Jennifer Holden