Measuring the impact of volcanic SO2
Scientists from Oxford’s Department of Physics and Department of Earth Sciences, working with researchers in the Centre for Observation & Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes & Tectonics (COMET ) collaboration, have been using satellite interferometry to detect how much sulphur dioxide (SO2) is released by different volcanoes. They have also been able to determine what happens to that SO2, and therefore what impact it might have.
The COMET blog summarises the findings.
The paper, ‘The vertical distribution of volcanic SO2 plumes measured by IASI’ by Elisa Carboni, Roy G. Grainger, Tamsin A. Mather, David M. Pyle, Gareth E. Thomas, Richard Siddans, Andrew J. A. Smith, Anu Dudhia, Mariliza E. Koukouli, and Dimitrios Balis, was published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.