Slovak–Italian volcano–gravimetric campaign Etna 2018

Slovak–Italian volcano–gravimetric campaign Etna 2018

In the 2018, two earth scientists from Slovakia, Pavol Zahorec and Peter Vajda have teamed up with colleagues from Osservatorio Etneo, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) in Catania (Sicily), Daniele Carbone, Filippo Greco and Massimo Cantarero to conduct a one week campaign of field work devoted to volcano gravimetric measurements.

Their objective was to verify in–situ the newly developed methodology devoted to treating deformation–induced gravimetric effects in interpretation of spatio-temporal gravity changes observed and interpreted in volcanic areas that are used to learn as much as possible about magmatic and volcanic processes and to predict volcanic hazard and mitigate damages caused by eruptions or volcanic unrest. 

A curious by–product of their observations was the determination of the current elevation of Etna, which is a quantity changing in time due to eruptions, using geodetic GNSS (GPS).

To read more click here: http://www.geo.sav.sk/en/slovak-italian-volcano-gravimetric-campaign-etna-2018/

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