Field Report: UAV-Based Volcano Observation System for Debris Flow Evacuation Alarm

  title={Field Report: UAV-Based Volcano Observation System for Debris Flow Evacuation Alarm},
  author={Keiji Nagatani and Ryosuke Yajima and Seiga Kiribayashi and Tomoaki Izu and Hiromichi Kanai and Hiroyuki Kanasaki and Jun Minagawa and Yuji Moriyama},
Once a volcano erupts, molten rocks, ash, pyroclastic flow, and debris flow can cause disasters. Debris flows can cause enormous damage over large areas. Therefore, a debris-flow simulation is an effective means of determining whether to issue an evacuation call for area residents. However, for safety purposes, restricted areas are set up around a volcano when it erupts. In these restricted areas, it is difficult to gather information such as the amount and permeability of the ash; this… 
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