PIA11434: Ground Deformation from Chilean Volcanic Eruption Shown by Satellite Radar Image
 Target Name:  Earth
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Spacecraft:  Sentinel 1-A
 Instrument:  C-SAR Sensor 
 Product Size:  2560 x 1504 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA11434.tif (11.55 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA11434.jpg (1.664 MB)

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On April 22-23, 2015, significant explosive eruptions occurred at Calbuco volcano, Chile. This was the first eruptive activity at Calbuco since 1972. A satellite interferometric synthetic aperture radar image was created by Paul Lundgren of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., using data acquired from the European Space Agency's (ESA) Sentinel-1 radar satellite's C-SAR sensor. This image depicts the relative deformation of Earth's surface using radar data acquired on April 14 and 26, 2015, that span the eruption. The concentric, "leaf-shaped" pattern of fringes (color cycles) lies to the west of Calbuco volcano and represents subsidence of the ground surface due to deflation of a buried magma reservoir. The black areas in the image represent water, to the north lies Lago Llanquihue and to the south lies Puerto Montt Bay (Pacific Ocean).

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