Meteorological Analysis of the Eruption of Soufriere in April 1979

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Science  04 Jun 1982:
Vol. 216, Issue 4550, pp. 1109-1111
DOI: 10.1126/science.216.4550.1109


Meteorological upper-air data, in conjunction with satellite imagery, lidar light detection and ranging returns, and aircraft sampling, aid in the determination of plume altitude and transport. The estimated trajectories indicate that the ash was transported eastward across the Atlantic to Africa in 3 to 5 days and that there was modest meridional transport as far as 15° poleward during the first week of travel.