Breaking news : " New fissural eruption on Etna " (from 10/26/2002)

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ETNA (Sicily; elev. : 3341m) - FISSURAL ERUPTION OF JULY-AUGUST 2001

Presently, only a link to French web pages is available


TOPOGRAPHIC MODEL (D.E.M.) - Pictures in 3D.

(D.E.M. resolution : 30 m. + overlayed photos of Landsat 7 T.M.-Spot 4)

"One virtual" ETNA as you've probably never seen it !


Click on each thumbnail for enlargement !

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Here is presented a previsualization of 3D images. In Septembre, several animations and virtual models (VRML) should be available . Full technical explanation about these pictures are coming soon.

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1. Summit area of Etna viewed from Nicolosi (South) - DEM overlaying by a Landsat 7 T.M. photo captured on July 29, 2001.

2. View from the summit region of Etna towards Southern lava flow - DEM overlayed by a Landsat 7 T.M. photo captured on July 29, 2001.

3. View from East (towards Valle del Bove) - DEM overlayed by a Landsat 7 T.M. photo captured on July 29, 2001.

4. View towards lava flows from an West position. - DEM overlayed by a Landsat 7 T.M. photo captured on July 29, 2001.

5. View towards South of the main lava flow (originated from a 2100 m. elevation). - DEM is overlayed (or wrapped) by a brown shaded image including the name of lateral cones of the volcano.

6. View of the main lava flow moving towards Nicolosi - DEM overlayed by a photo of the Spot 4 satellite.

All captured images were done at the ground elevation of the local point + 500 m.

Click here to view spectacular pictures of the eruption

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Still a bit of patience for more media/information about this last Etna eruption