Mount Pinatubo | USGS

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Toba, Sumatra | NASA/JPL
A Scene on the Ice | by Hendrick Avercamp via Wikimedia Commons
Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland | NASA
A map of global aerosols. Dust (red) is lifted from the surface, sea salt (blue) swirls inside cyclones, smoke (green) rises from fires, and sulfate particles (white) stream from volcanoes and fossil fuel emissions. | William Putman, NASA/Goddard