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.
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