Mini Lesson

Introduction to Volcanic Ash

Mini Lesson

The natural-color image was acquired on July 27, 2018, by the the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/Lauren Dauphin

The natural-color image above was acquired on July 27, 2018, by the the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory/Lauren Dauphin

 

  1. Watch the NASA video: Fire, Ice, and Safer Skies: NASA Satellites Track Volcanic Clouds which describes hazards of volcanic emissions. 
     
    • Why are volcanic emissions a problem?
    • What is NASA tracking to try to help predict emissions?
       
  2. Watch this video about aerosols
     
    • Identify different sources of aerosols.
    • What are the effects of aerosols?
    • How does NASA study aerosols?

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