GROUND-BASED REAL TIME MONITORING OF ERUPTION CLOUDS IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC

This paper reports on the monitoring of volcanic eruption clouds at Mayon volcano in the Philippines, and Suwanosejima, Satsuma-Iojima and Sakurajima volcanoes in southwest Japan. Volcanic gases and clouds at Miyakejima, near Tokyo, are also discussed. Ground-based observation of volcanic eruption clouds, combined with satellite imagery, is crucial for understanding their properties under various meteorological and volcanic conditions. Since height information is essential for dispersion model prediction, real time monitoring contributes hugely to aviation safety. The near-infrared camera improves the observation because it is less sensitive to atmospheric haze and able to detect hot anomalies.

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  • Authors:
    • Kinoshita, K
    • Tsuchida, S
    • Kanagaki, C
    • Tupper, A C
    • Corpuz, E G
    • Laguerta, E P
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  • Publication Date: 2004-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 5p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety, June 21-24, 2004, Alexandria, Virginia

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00988860
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 2005 12:00AM