SATELLITES TRACKING MERAPI VOLCANIC ASH CLOUDS
Mt. Merapi has been spewing volcanic ash clouds into the air. Satellite data are crucial for assessing the eruption’s danger to air traffic and public safety. Numerous international flights in and out of the Indonesia area have been cancelled due to ash clouds. Flying through such clouds is a threat to safety because the damaging particles can lead to engine failure.
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Example NGOs Impacting Indonesia
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