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Press Release 09-063

Scientists Pierce Veil of Clouds to "See" Lightning Inside a Volcanic Plume

Collect first data on lightning during volcano's initial eruption

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Photo of lightning in the clouds around a volcanic plume.

Scientists have pierced the veil of clouds around a volcanic plume to "see" lightning.

Credit: Bretwood Higman


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Photo of Redoubt which was still steaming at dawn on Saturday, April 4, 2009.

Redoubt was still steaming at dawn on Saturday, April 4, 2009.

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey


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