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Petersen, G N; Bjornsson, H; Arason, Pordur; von Löwis, S (2012): Altitude estimates of the volcanic plume-top of Grímsvötn measured by X-band weather radar (Klaustur). Icelandic Meteorological Office, Reykjavik, PANGAEA,, In supplement to: Petersen, GN et al. (2012): Two weather radar time series of the altitude of the volcanic plume during the May 2011 eruption of Grímsvötn, Iceland. Earth System Science Data, 4(1), 121-127,

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Latitude: 64.398000 * Longitude: -17.385000
Date/Time Start: 2011-05-22T03:27:00 * Date/Time End: 2011-05-25T13:50:00
Minimum Elevation: 1450.0 m * Maximum Elevation: 1450.0 m
Grimsvötn * Latitude: 64.398000 * Longitude: -17.385000 * Date/Time Start: 2011-05-21T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2011-05-28T00:00:00 * Elevation: 1450.0 m * Location: Iceland, Grimsvötn * Method/Device: Weather station/meteorological observation (WST)
1000: Plume-top is below radar minimum detection height (about 2.5 km)
2000: Plume-top could not be determined from radar data because of precipitating clouds at the volcano
values 2.4 - 19.7: Plume-top altitude estimate (km a.s.l), measured by radar
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
2AltitudeAltkm a.s.l.Arason, PordurRadarplume-top
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