Assessment and Prediction of Volcano Hazard Using Remote Sensing

A special issue of Forecasting (ISSN 2571-9394). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Forecasting".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2022) | Viewed by 461

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Geophysical Institute, Alaska Volcano Observatory, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2156 N Koyukuk Dr, Fairbanks, AK 99775, USA
Interests: natural hazards; volcanoes; earthquakes; machine-learning; physics-based modeling; spectroscopy
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Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Etneo, 95125 Catania, Italy
Interests: remote sensing application; analysis of the explosive activity and eruption dynamics
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Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB), 3 Avenue Circulaire, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: satellite; remote sensing; UV-visible; thermal infrared; volcanoes; emissions; sulfur dioxide; aerosols; aviation hazards
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The accurate forecasting and characterization of volcanic activity, and the assessment of their potential impact on land and population, is an open challenge given the inhomogeneity of monitoring networks around active volcanoes and the wide range of eruptive styles and volcanic phenomena. For the last forty years, satellite- and ground-based remote sensing techniques have been extensively used to monitor volcanoes worldwide. Satellite measurements are, for example, a very useful tool for estimating volcano deformation, thermal activity, SO2/ash extension and amount, and lava flow mapping. In addition, ground-based remote sensing systems, ranging from low cost cameras and drones to more expensive instruments (e.g., radars and lidars, FTIR), are able to estimate important eruption source parameters in a similar way to satellite measurements but with different spatiotemporal resolution and sensitivity. All those measurements are fundamental to effectively track the evolution of volcanoes and enhance physics-based dynamic models that link those spatial and temporal observations with volcanic phenomena. In this context, ensemble-based data assimilation approaches have been successfully implemented to model time-varying ground deformation observations from interferometric synthetic-aperture radar (InSAR), or to forecast volcanic ash and SO2 dispersal in the atmosphere. Integrating remote sensing observations and models is fundamental to forecasting volcanic activity and impact in near-real time.

We invite papers dealing with the integration of satellite- and ground-based remote sensing observations into modelling with the aim to nowcast and possibly forecast volcanic hazards and their impact. Contributions on novel methodologies and applications are welcome.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Remote Sensing.

Dr. Gaetana Ganci
Dr. Társilo Girona
Dr. Simona Scollo
Dr. Nicolas Theys
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  • modeling of volcanic processes
  • forecasting volcanic hazards
  • satellite data
  • ground-based remote sensing techniques
  • data assimilation

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