Day: April 13, 2023

Simon Carn on the Shiveluch Volcanic Eruption

Satellite view of the peninsula with orange coloring.
Kamchatka Peninsula with Shiveluch in the upper, right quadrant. Image taken on April 11, 2023, by NASA Earth Observatory.

Simon Carn was quoted by the Washington Post in a story about the eruption of Russia’s Shiveluch volcano, located on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s far east. The story was picked up by MSN and the Benzie County Record Patriot.

The incident “looks like the largest Shiveluch eruption of the satellite era,” Michigan Technological University volcanologist Simon Carn said on Twitter.

Carn is a professor in the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences with a PhD in Volcanology from Cambridge University. His current research focus is the application of remote sensing data to studies of volcanic degassing, volcanic eruption clouds, and anthropogenic pollution.