Series: NILU OR 39/2013
NILU OR 39/2013 (pdf)
Summary: Water and ice clouds and temperature conditions may often influence the detection of volcanic ash affected pixels in infrared satellite images. Several methods are available for the detection of ash clouds in SEVIRI images. Manual adjustments to the methods are often needed for a given ash situation. The report describes various methods for detection of ash affected pixels. A quantitative comparison of the methods is made based on synthetic SEVIRI images from the 2010 Eyafjallajokull eruption.