Tavurvur (4.271°S, 152.203°E, 688 m), Papua New Guinea

Some international flights were diverted after a small eruption of Mount Tavurvur, on East New Britain Island, this morning. The satellite saw mostly SO2.

For background information about the volcano: see Smithonian GVP www.volcano.si.edu

SACS results below (see sacs.aeronomy.be)

FLEXPART model simulations for the SO2
plume (see pdf file for description)

FLEXPART_GFS_Tavurvur_simulationdetails (34.8 KB)

Comparison between the model and IASI observations (ULB MeTop/IASI SO2 Alerts: see