Volcanic Lightning Can Help Track Ash Plumes, Iceland Eruption Shows
Brett Israel, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer
Date: 10 December 2010 Time: 04:17 PM ET
Volcanic ash plumes are literally electric. Lightning from these ash plumes can be used to estimate the plumes' heights.
CREDIT: Olivier Vandeginste.
Lightning could be used to estimate the height of an ash plume spewed by an erupting volcano, new research suggests.
The eruption of the ((CONLINK|29824|Icelandic volcano EyjafjallajÃ
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