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  Rapid response to volcanic eruptions with an autonomous sensor web: The Nyamulagira eruption of 2006

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

2008 Ieee Aerospace Conference, Vols 1-9, p.2190-2200 (2008)

ISBN:

1095-323X

Accession Number:

ISIP:000258321201074

Keywords:

UMR 7154, Volcanologie

Abstract:

Rapid response to alerts of impending or active volcanism is vital in the assessment of volcanic risk and hazard. The JPL Model-Driven Volcano Sensor Web (MSW) demonstrated such an autonomous response during a volcanic crisis at Nyamulagira. volcano, D. R. Congo, in December 2006, quickly providing vital information to volcanologists in the field. The MSW was developed to enable fast science-driven asset command and control. Alerts of volcanic activity from around the world are used to trigger high resolution observations (both spectral and spatial) by the EO-1 spacecraft. Data are processed onboard EO-1 by advanced software (the Autonomous Sciencecraft Experiment [ASE]). If volcanic thermal emission is detected, ASE retasks EO-1 to obtain more data. A summary of the observation is returned within two hours of data acquisition. T-12.

Notes:

2008 IEEE Aerospace Conference MAR 01-08, 2008 Big Sky, MT