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Special Forecast products for Eyjafjallajokull produced through the SAVAA project

NOTE: The forecast system is no longer running as of 24 May, 2010

This page provides background information for special FLEXPART products generated for the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull. We have set up the FLEXPART forecast system to provide updated forecasts. Services provided here have been developed largely through funding from the European Space Agency (ESA) to NILU's SAVAA project.

DISCLAIMER: Note, these products are EXPERIMENTAL and should not be used for general aviation guidance. NILU, nor those generating the products, accept no repsponsibility for actions based on usage of this tool. We are interested in scientific research collaboration, and welcome feedback.

NILU is currently providing the following:

Below are quicklinks to our static forecasts provided during the Eyjafjallajokull Eruoption (April 2010). Links to static tracer forecasts using the transport model FLEXPART are provided in the table below. Please read this important information first before using the model products.

Static snapshots of trajectory and tracer plots are produced by the forecast system every six hours. For more plotting control and closer inspection of forecasts output, we recommend to use this interactive tool for plotting FLEXPART

Please report any questions or problems to: Andreas Stohl and John Burkhart

Concentration Plots

Concentration plots for FLEXPART Tracers separated by tracer, and altitude. PSV indicates the passive (no removal) tracer. VO represents a 'volcanic aerosol' tracer. Wet and dry deposition removal processes are included. This is an idealized tracer, and has NOT been validated. Click the icon to play load a browser with the 120 hour forecast images. For a ZOOM on the European region, click the icon (only available for Total Column)

Tracer Elevation (masl)
Volcanic Tracer
PSV 3500
PSV 5500
PSV 7500
PSV Total Column

VO 750
VO 3500
VO 5500
VO 7500
VO Total Column

MET Surface Pressure
MET W Velocity

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