COV7 Workshop W2: Volcano Monitoring Techniques

By Jeffrey Johnson1, Nick Varley2, Eliza S Calder3, Gregory Waite4, Jo Gottsmann5, Simon Carn4

1. Department of Geosciences, Boise State University 2. Universidad de Colima 3. University at Buffalo, SUNY (UB) 4. Michigan Technological University 5. University of Bristol



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Innovation in volcano monitoring techniques is rapid. In the search for eruption precursors, the more traditional areas of seismicity, geodesy and geochemistry are now routinely complemented by studies of acoustic or thermal emission. We are also beginning to better understand the significance of many other detectable geophysical signals, including deformation, gravity, and electromagnetic signals. In recent years there has been a move to more remote sensing techniques, which allow a wider coverage and a decreased risk for the volcanologist. The usage and applications of satellite data is also increasing dramatically. Much more attention is being placed on the integration of diverse monitoring techniques both for improved monitoring capabilities and understanding of eruption dynamics.

This workshop will summarize the state-of-the-art of the most important areas of volcano monitoring. The day will be divided into the following themes with specialists presenting the theory and implementation of the various techniques. We hope to attract graduate students and observatory staff who require some refreshment regarding what data is available, how it can be obtained and then integrated into models of volcano behavior.

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  • Jeffrey Johnson; Nick Varley; Eliza S Calder; Gregory Waite; Jo Gottsmann; Simon Carn (2012), "COV7 Workshop W2: Volcano Monitoring Techniques,"

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