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Monitoring Volcanoes in the North Pacific: Observations from Space (Springer Praxis Books / Geophysical Sciences)by Kenneson G. Dean
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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.
Volcanoes have always fascinated scientists and the general public. This book provides state-of-the-art techniques for real-time volcano monitoring and analysis using space-borne data. The book fills a huge gap in the science of volcano remote sensing.
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 shows examples of the largest eruptions worldwide. The book fills a huge gap in the science of volcano remote sensing. A CD-ROM is included containing all the images and an associated website which will be regularly updated, showing results from new and current eruptions.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Understanding Volcano Imagery 1. Introduction to Volcano Monitoring from Space 2. Real-time Operational Satellite Monitoring Techniques 3. Validity and Accuracy of Satellite Data: Atmospheric Effects 4. Elevated Surface Temperatures of Volcanoes 5. Imaging of Volcanic Plumes 6. Gas Emissions from Volcanoes 7. Radar Interferometry (INSAR): A Long-term Monitoring Tool 8. Manned Missions Capturing Volcanic Activity 9. Volcanic Cloud Dispersion Models 10. False Alarms and No Alarms 11. View from the Cockpit 12. Regional and Global Impacts of Volcanic Eruptions in Satellite Imagery 13 Acquiring Satellite Data Part 2: 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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