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  • By AMS Staff
  • Apr 5, 2023

CAPTION: A zoomed-in view of the Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha'apai eruption taken by Japan's Himawari-8 satellite about 50 minutes after the eruption started. [Image Credit: Simon Proud/Uni Oxford, RALSpace NCEO/Japan Meteorological Agency]

A recent study utilized the parallax effect to accurately measure the height of a volcanic plume by analyzing images taken from multiple lines of sight. This overcame the limitations of traditional infrared-based methods, and allowed for the first direct observation of a plume reaching the mesosphere.

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