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EUMETSAT SATELLITE APPLICATION FACILITY
FOR ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND UV RADIATION

ATTENTION: 15th July 2013 Metop-B/GOME-2 products became available and measurement configuration was changed for Metop-A/GOME-2

The Metop-A/GOME-2 instrument was changed to the narrow swath mode (960 km) with an increased spatial resolution of 40 km x 40 km. The Metop-B/GOME-2 instrument measures with the default mode having 1920 km swath and 80 km x 40 km spatial resolution. At the same time the new Metop-B based products became available. More information in GOME-2 newsletter.

More information about O3M SAF L2 Metop-B products

TOP STORY:
Mount Kelut eruption in February 2014

Mount Kelut erupted 14 February 2014 and over 100 000 people were evacuated due to the event. The images below show SO2 and aerosol (ash) emissions measured by the GOME-2 instruments onboard EUMETSAT's Metop satellites.

Mount Kelud eruption SO2 plumeMount Kelud eruption ash plume

Mount Kelut is 1,731 meters high and it is located on Java, the most densely populated island on eastern Indonesia. There are ~130 active volcanoes in the area. The last major eruption of Mount Kelut was in 1990.