Recently, both the BP oil spill and the Eyjafjallajökull eruption have provided compelling cases for KML-based visualizations. In that vein, long-time KML tinkerer Adam Burt emailed with what may be the most detailed Eyjafjallajökull ash cloud KML visualization yet. He writes:
Based on CSV data courtesy of the UK Met Office, I’ve managed to generate a KML archive from the 1st of May to the 24th, of the Icelandic ash cloud. You can see an animation (24 days in 30 seconds) on my flickr account by clicking here. To download the KML file just click here, the Read Me explains the different colours and flight levels that can be viewed within the file.
I did have a 6 hour update running but as the volcano has stopped erupting for the time being, I’ve stopped my the updates.