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Sensor web enables rapid response to volcanic activity

Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

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DOI:10.1029/2006EO010002

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Abstract

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.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Sensor web enables rapid response to volcanic activity
Series title:
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
DOI:
10.1029/2006EO010002
Volume:
87
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Description:
3 p.
First page:
2
Last page:
4