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An oldie, but a goodie…

December 6, 2010

Infrared Technology Reveals Volcanoes’ Secrets

Gretchen Peters
for National Geographic magazine
November 20, 2008

 

What are the secrets of a volcanic eruption? A few hundred courageous scientists around the world are trying to figure out the answers, often at great personal risk.

One of them, geologist Michael Ramsey, has spent 12 years investigating volcanic behavior, and is now using thermal infrared technology and data from NASA and weather satellites to determine when and how violently volcanoes will erupt—research that will help to save lives….read full National Geographic article here.

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