Testing Real-Time Remote Sensing for Monitoring Volcanic Activity in Central America (Abstract Only)

The authors present the results and implementation of a project that designs, installs and operates a monitoring system that is based on remote sensing for volcanoes located in Central America. The system is located locally in Managua, Nicaragua, however it is able to monitor all of Central America. The system is based on Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data capture. Up to 8 satellite passes a day are received and automatically processed to offer information on volcanic hot spots. In the future, information will also be provided on volcanic ash clouds, with minimal intervention by human beings. The goal of the project is to determine whether or not this type of technology can improve the capability of locally monitoring volcanoes in areas of the world such as Central America.

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  • Authors:
    • Saballos, Armando
    • Webley, Peter
    • Wooster, Martin
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  • Publication Date: 2004-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 1p
  • 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: 01000868
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 2005 4:04PM