Satellite Remote Sensing of Volcanic Eruption Clouds

David J. Schneider, Larry R. Coke, Shiming Wen and William I. Rose
Department of Geological Engineering and Sciences
Michigan Technological University

The purpose of this document is to provide a tutorial on the use of Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data for the detection and discrimination of volcanic clouds, and for the retrieval of cloud optical depth, particle mass and effective radius. Eruptions of various scales, geographic region, and atmospheric conditions are examined. Detailed instructions are provided on the use of RADIANNET, a radiative transfer model for retrieving cloud properties.

General Introduction Volcanic Cloud Discrimination Radiative Transfer Theory Image Processing Proceedures Volcanic Cloud Retrieval Satellite Case Studies Satellite Sensors References Links
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