Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »
Images of El Hierro Spanish Submarine Volcano Eruption from RapidEye
October 31st, 2011 by Susan Smith
From October 13 and October 23 RapidEye took true color, high-resolution RapidEye satellite images featuring a gigantic stain visible on the surface of Las Calmas Sea resulting from a submarine eruption out of the coast of El Hierro, Spain. The eruption occurred at 1200 meter below sea level at 10.43 local time (09:43 UTC) on October 10, 2011.
According to press reports, the imagery has been resampled and compressed into JPEG format for on-screen viewing and has been manually color-corrected for maximum visual appeal.
This imagery should not be stretched beyond its current size. It has been rescaled in most cases to show an area of interest, and thus does not represent the full resolution of the original image.