Monitoring Volcanoes in the North Pacific

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2016-01-22
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
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Volcanoes have always been a fascinating subject to scientists and a favourite topic for the general public. This book is a visual learning experience as recorded on satellite images of volcanic eruptions and a manual describing how it is used for operational satellite monitoring. The atlas will show examples of the largest eruptions worldwide and detailed observations from the northern Pacific"ring of fire". Daily volcano monitoring and analysis in North Pacific Ocean region have resulted in one of the most detailed collections of satellite images in the world, detailing state-of-the-art techniques for real-time volcano monitoring and analysis using space-borne data. Detailed discussion is provided on satellite data acquisition and analysis, ash-dispersion models, wind field data, case studies, hazard mitigation, transmitting warnings and discussion of global impacts of eruptions.

Table of Contents

Understanding Volcano Imagery
Introduction to Volcano Monitoring from Space
Real-time Operational Satellite Monitoring Techniques
Validity and Accuracy of Satellite Data: Atmospheric Effects
Elevated Surface Temperatures of Volcanoes
Imaging of Volcanic Plumes
Gas Emissions from Volcanoes
Radar Interferometry (INSAR): A Long-term Monitoring Tool
Manned Missions Capturing Volcanic Activity
Volcanic Cloud Dispersion Models
False Alarms and No Alarms
View from the Cockpit
Regional and Global Impacts of Volcanic Eruptions in Satellite Imagery
Acquiring Satellite Data
Atlas of Imagery from the North Pacific Thermal Imagery Radar Imagery Space Shuttle Data and Imagery Regional and Global Impact of Eruptions
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