Volcanic eruptions, as one of Earth’s most dramatic and violent agents of change, can drastically alter land and water for kilometres around a volcano.  99 % of the gas molecules emitted in a volcanic eruption are water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), and sulfur dioxide (SO2). The remaining 1 % comprises small amounts of hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride, and other minor gas species (USGS).

In this webinar, we will focus on the exploitation of Sentinel-5P data to map the SO2 concentrations originated on the occasion of a volcanic eruption in the Volcan de Fuego, Guatemala.

To implement this analysis, we will be using Python code run in a Jupyter Notebook. The study will be conducted on the RUS Copernicus environment. Basic Python programming skills are recommended, although the exercise does not require any Python programming skills and can be followed by any participant.

You can replay this webinar through our RUS Copernicus Training channel available on Youtube.

You can also retrieve the corresponding training support in the Train with RUS section of the RUS portal.



RUS Webinar – Monitoring volcano emissions using Sentinel-5P data – 25 Febr. 2021