Articles | Volume 21, issue 12
Research article
 | Highlight paper
10 Dec 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 10 Dec 2021

Modelling the volcanic ash plume from Eyjafjallajökull eruption (May 2010) over Europe: evaluation of the benefit of source term improvements and of the assimilation of aerosol measurements

Matthieu Plu, Guillaume Bigeard, Bojan Sič, Emanuele Emili, Luca Bugliaro, Laaziz El Amraoui, Jonathan Guth, Beatrice Josse, Lucia Mona, and Dennis Piontek


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-97', Andreas Stohl, 25 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Matthieu Plu, 12 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-97', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Matthieu Plu, 12 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 Oct 2021) by Marcus Hirtl
AR by Matthieu Plu on behalf of the Authors (22 Oct 2021)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (27 Oct 2021) by Marcus Hirtl
AR by Matthieu Plu on behalf of the Authors (09 Nov 2021)
Short summary
Volcanic eruptions that spread out ash over large areas, like Eyjafjallajökull in 2010, may have huge economic consequences due to flight cancellations. In this article, we demonstrate the benefits of source term improvement and of data assimilation for quantifying volcanic ash concentrations. The work, which was supported by the EUNADICS-AV project, is the first one, to our knowledge, that demonstrates the benefit of the assimilation of ground-based lidar data over Europe during an eruption.
Final-revised paper