Recent advances in remote sensing of volcanic gases

Recent advances in remote sensing of volcanic gases

Event Name Recent advances in remote sensing of volcanic gases
Start Date 15th Sep 2017 3:00pm
End Date 15th Sep 2017 4:00pm
Duration 1 hour
Description
Andrew McGonigle University of Sheffield

Volcanic gases are a key driver of volcanic activity, for instance by pressurising within magmas, and resulting in spectacular explosive release. They also generate much of the observed geophysical signals on volcanoes, such as seismicity as well as playing key roles in modulating the climate and atmospheric chemistry. However, insofar as monitoring is concerned, volcanic gas data have lagged far behind the geophysical datastreams in time resolution, which has limited their utility in expediting our understanding of ongoing volcanic processes. Recently we have been applying novel smart sensing technology to vastly improving the time resolution of acquired data, developing inexpensive technological solutions which are suitable for widespread dissemination in global volcano monitoring. This talk will cover the tech, which could be applied in a myriad of other environmental science areas, as well as some of the resulting science.

All welcome.

Location: Level 8, 12 Wally's Walk
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