Speakers Club - Leighton Watson

Event Date: 

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Listening to volcanoes: constraining eruption properties from infrasound observations.

Volcanic activity at all scales generates sound waves in the atmosphere. These sound waves are primarily at low frequencies below human hearing (< 20 Hz) and hence are termed infrasound. By studying the observed infrasound signals we can learn about the properties of volcanoes and eruptions. In this talk I will provide an overview of the volcano infrasound and its utility for volcano monitoring before discussing two modeling projects that attempt to relate infrasound observations to eruption properties.

Leighton Watson
Department of Geophysics
Stanford University

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