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Arason, Pordur; Petersen, G N; Bjornsson, H (2011): Plume-top altitude time-series during 2010 volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. Icelandic Meteorological Office, Reykjavik, PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Arason, P et al. (2011): Observations of the altitude of the volcanic plume during the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, April–May 2010. Earth System Science Data, 3(1), 9-17,

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The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 lasted for 39 days, 14 April–23 May. The eruption had two explosive phases separated by a phase with lava formation and reduced explosive activity. The height of the plume was monitored every 5 min with a C-band weather radar located in Keflavík International Airport, 155 km distance from the volcano. Furthermore, several web cameras were mounted with a view of the volcano, and their images saved every five seconds. Time series of the plume-top altitude were constructed from the radar observations and images from a web camera located in the village Hvolsvöllur at 34 km distance from the volcano. This paper presents the independent radar and web camera time series and performs cross validation.
Latitude: 63.630000 * Longitude: -19.620000
Date/Time Start: 2010-04-14T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2010-05-24T00:00:00
Eyjafjallajökull * Latitude: 63.630000 * Longitude: -19.620000 * Date/Time Start: 2010-04-14T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2010-05-24T00:00:00 * Location: Iceland * Device: Observation (OBSE)
The plume-top altitude during the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland, April-May 2010, was measured by a weather radar and web camera. This high resolution temporal data is being used by many researchers as input into models as constraints on volume erupted and distribution of ash.
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