Articles | Volume 9, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5407–5422, 2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5407–5422, 2016

Research article 09 Nov 2016

Research article | 09 Nov 2016

Retrieval of ash properties from IASI measurements

Lucy J. Ventress et al.

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The detection of volcanic ash plumes and knowledge of their properties have been of increasing interest due to the effect ash particles can have on the aviation industry. A new method is shown for use with hyperspectral satellite instruments, such as the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer, to derive optical and physical properties of volcanic ash. The results are compared to ancillary data sources, showing good agreement, which indicates better characterisation of volcanic plumes.