October 10, 2007 - Plume from Karymsky

Plume from Karymsky

Continuing a pattern of intermittent activity, Karymsky Volcano on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula released a plume on October 6, 2007. The MODIS on NASA's Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the volcanic plume of ash and/or steam blows eastward toward the coast and over the Bering Sea. Around the volcano, white clouds float overhead, blending with snow caps on the high mountain ridges.

Karymsky is a stratovolcano composed of alternating layers of hardened lava, solidified ash, and rocks ejected by previous eruptions. The volcano ranks among the most active of Kamchatka’s eastern volcanic zone.

Image Facts
Satellite: Terra
Date Acquired: 10/06/2007
Resolutions: 1km ( B), 500m ( B), 250m ( B)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Image Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC