Sensor web enables rapid response to volcanic activity
Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
- Ashley G. Davies , Steve Chien , Robert Wright , Asta Miklius , Philip R. Kyle , Matt Welsh , Jeffrey B. Johnson , Daniel Tran , Steven R. Schaffer , and Robert Sherwood
Rapid response to the onset of volcanic activity allows for the early assessment of hazard and risk [Tilling, 1989]. Data from remote volcanoes and volcanoes in countries with poor communication infrastructure can only be obtained via remote sensing [Harris et al., 2000]. By linking notifications of activity from ground-based and spacebased systems, these volcanoes can be monitored when they erupt.
Over the last 18 months, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has implemented a Volcano Sensor Web (VSW) in which data from ground-based and space-based sensors that detect current volcanic activity are used to automatically trigger the NASA Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft to make highspatial-resolution observations of these volcanoes.
Additional publication details
- Publication type:
- Publication Subtype:
- Journal Article
- Sensor web enables rapid response to volcanic activity
- Series title:
- Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
- Year Published:
- American Geophysical Union
- 3 p.
- First page:
- Last page: