The ash cloud drags in the European skies. Google Earth, webcams and satellite images from NASA to track the phenomenon.
While the authorities hope to leave a possible reopening of the airport tomorrow, Tuesday, April 20, the volcano Eyjafjallajokull endlessly spitting a cloud of smoke and ash. Pending a possible lull, users can follow the evolution of this natural phenomenon.
An Icelandic operator, Mila, has installed three web cams nearby to monitor its activity in real time.
Furthermore, the service integrates Google Earth satellite images of the photographs taken by NASA burst. They were collected by the Modis Rapid Response System, which provides daily satellite images of Earth. To access photos of the cloud of smoke produced by the volcano, the user must download a file. Kml available on the Google Blog. On Google Earth are also present high resolution images provided by GeoEye. To view them, simply activate the layer GeoEye Earth Imagery Featured in the left window of the application.
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