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Volcano deformation monitoring using GPS


Janssen, V, Volcano deformation monitoring using GPS, Journal of Spatial Science, 52, (1) pp. 41-54. ISSN 1449-8596 (2007) [Refereed Article]


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This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in the Journal of Spatial Science, Copyright 2007 Taylor & Francis; Journal of Spatial Science is available online at

DOI: doi:10.1080/14498596.2007.9635099


Volcanic eruptions are often very destructive events, having a massive impact on the natural and human environment. In order to mitigate the effect of volcanic hazards such as pyroclastic flows, lahars and tsunamis it is necessary to closely monitor volcanoes. Ground surface deformation is recognised as a reliable indicator of an impending eruption and can give clues to magmatic processes at depth. This paper gives a brief overview of the techniques employed for volcano deformation monitoring and then reviews advances in the use of GPS for this purpose. Recommendations on the ideal GPS system infrastructure are made.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:volcano, volcanic eruption, pyroclastic flow, hazard, lahar, tsunami, warning, volcanic deformation, GPS
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geophysics
Research Field:Geodesy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Janssen, V (Dr Volker Janssen)
ID Code:48298
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2014-05-28
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