On 5-6 August 2015, Raung volcano continued its on-going eruption. Ash plume from the Indonesian volcano was detected by IASI on board MetOp-A and MetOp-B. Notifications was sent by SACS to the Darwin VAAC.
Airline companies flying in and out Bali decided to cancelled there flights during these days to avoid ash plume moving on the south side of Java and Bali.
Mount Raung in East Java has been disrupting flights since early July.
Photograph: Sijori Images/Barcroft India
Useful links to monitor the activity of the Indonesian volcanoes:
- VAAC Darwin
- VAST ESA project
The Support to Aviation Control Service (SACS) hosted by the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy aims at supporting the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers, like Toulouse VAAC and London VAAC.
This is achieved by delivering NEAR REAL-TIME data derived from satellite measurements regarding volcanic emissions by UV-vis (OMI, GOME-2A, GOME-2B, OMPS) and InfraRed (AIRS, IASI-A, IASI-B) instruments.
In case of volcanic eruptions, notifications from our multi-sensors system are sent out by email to interested parties.
DISCLAIMER: SACS is a free service that provides ash/SO2 notifications
in case of exceptional concentrations detected by satellite instruments.
The usage of the SACS notifications, whether or not these happen to be
"true" or "false" notifications, is entirely in the hands of the Users.
The SACS developers disclaim liability for any kind of use or misuse
of the SACS information, regardless of the application.