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Timelapse volcanoes in Google’s Earth Engine

With the marvels of technology and the generosity of Google and NASA, we can now sit back and watch the back catalogue of volcanic eruptions using the magnificent Google Earth Timelapse of Landsat images. Here are just a few that I have picked out..

Enjoy, and do send more suggestions!

Anatahan, Marianas, erupted in 2005.  Anatahan Timelapse

Chaiten, Chile. Erupted in May 2008: look for the splash of ash.  Chaiten Timelapse

Miyakejima, Japan – a spectacular caldera-forming event in 2000.  Miyakejima Timelapse

Pinatubo, Philippines. Major eruption in 1991; thanks to Ron Schott for this.  Pinatubo Timelapse

Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat. Erupting since 1995: watch the island grow.  Montserrat Timelapse

Lake Voui, Aoba volcano, Ambae island, Vanuatu, erupted in 2005-6.  Lake Voui Timelapse

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David Pyle is a volcanologist, and Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford. His first encounter with volcanoes was at the age of 7, when he visited Villarrica, Chile, shortly after an eruption. David studied geological sciences at the University of Cambridge, and later completed a PhD on the 'older' eruptions of Santorini, Greece. After a short post-doc at the California Institute of Technology, David returned to a lectureship in Cambridge. In 2006, he moved to his current post in Oxford. David tweets at @davidmpyle

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