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Image Collection | Research and Impacts | Volcano Monitoring

There are 5,901 volcano images available on the GVP website, including 4,164 in these new galleries with updated captions and keywords, and at a larger size.



A range of monitoring tools and expertise are used to track the background (normal) activity and unrest at volcanoes. Monitoring volcanoes before activity begins allows warnings and eruption forecasts to be issued. Volcano monitoring techniques include seismology, ground deformation measurements (including GPS and InSAR), gas and water monitoring, gravity and magnetic measurements, geochemistry, hydrology, satellite data (including thermal), infrasound, drones, and visual monitoring including observation posts and webcams. Understanding the past eruptions through geologic studies is important to understand the future potential scenarios at specific volcanoes.

VOLFILM Video

Volcano Monitoring

This video is in English (US). More videos are available in: English | Espanol | Francais | Bahasa Indonesia | Italiano | Japanese | Tagalog | Turkish

VolFilm is funded through the Challenge Fund: a partnership between the World Bank's Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Image Gallery for Volcano Monitoring

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