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Ash cloud simulation with MCCM: Cross section west of Munich

Although beeing only a minor eruption, the eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull in the southern part of Iceland starting on 14 April 2010 achieved grat attention due its impacts on aviation in Europe. The spatial structure and the progression speed of emitted ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano over Southern Germany was investigated from remote sensing data, measurements from an ultra-light airplane, and by numerical simulations.


  • Measurement and simulation of the 16/17 April 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcanic ash layer dispersion in the northern Alpine region. Link to publication 
  • Influences of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcanic plume on air quality in the northern Alpine region. Link to publication 
  • Characterization of the Eyjafjallajökull ash-plume: Potential of lidar remote sensing. Link to publication