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Santiaguito Volcano

Yvonne Branan

My trip to Santiaguito Volcano in January of 2003 included a team of scientists from University of Hawai’i, Instituto Nacional de Sismologia, Vulcanologia, Meteorologia e Hidrologia (INSIVUMEH) and Michigan Technological University, who gathered there for one week measuring several different parameters, including seismic, thermal, infrasound, and SO2 emissions. This trip gave us access to a COSPEC for correlation purposes and we spent several days taking data with both instruments side-by-side. From this, we expect to be able to cross-correlate the two instruments for comparison purposes. After this initial week, I spent the following 3 weeks at Santiaguito alone, continuing to gather SO2 and thermal data. This data is a continuous record (with measurements taken approximately every second) of both data sets and is expected to reveal a tremendous amount of information. Initial results show excellent correlation between the two data sets. I have plans to return to Santiaguito in January of 2004.

 

 

 

An eruption at Santiaguito Volcano with mini-DOAS and thermal equipment in foreground.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mini-DOAS telescope attached to COSPEC scope for side-by-side measurements.

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful sunset picture of an eruption at Santiaguito Volcano with the mini-DOAS.

 

 


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