Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10029
A Bell 412 helicopter climbs up at 5200 m heading east towards Popocatépetl (right) and Iztaccíhuatl (left) in March 2000 during a monitoring flight. Opposing winds above 6000 m give the volcanic plume from Popocatépetl an "S" shape. The Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (CENAPRED), headquartered in Mexico City, is engaged in an active monitoring program on Popocatépetl using instrumentation to evaluate seismic, geodetic, and geochemical parameters of the ongoing eruption.
Photo by Servando De la Cruz-Reyna, 2000 (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).