Volcanic eruption detection by the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instruments: a 22-year record of sulphur dioxide and ash emissions

  title={Volcanic eruption detection by the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instruments: a 22-year record of sulphur dioxide and ash emissions},
  author={Simon A. Carn and Arlin J. Krueger and Gregg J. S. Bluth and Stephen J. Schaefer and Nickolay A. Krotkov and I. Matthew Watson and Saswati Datta},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={177 - 202}
  • S. CarnA. Krueger S. Datta
  • Published 1 May 2002
  • Environmental Science
  • Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Abstract Since their first depolyment in November 1978, the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instruments have provided a robust and near-continuous record of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and ash emissions from active volcanoes worldwide. Data from the four TOMS satellites that have flown to date have been analysed with the latest SO2/ash algorithms and incorporated into a TOMS volcanic emissions database that presently covers 22 years of SO2 and ash emissions. The 1978–2001 record comprises 102… 

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