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My project focusses on the eruptive activity of Volcan de Fuego, an active stratovolcano in southern Guatemala. Fuego is very frequently active and exhibits a wide range of eruptive styles, from gentle degassing to effusive eruptions to violent, explosive paroxysms. Since 2015, Fuego has displayed a repeating cycle of activity (~30 days per cycle) in which summit explosions increase in intensity, and are eventually accompanied by lava effusion before a paroxysm occurs. Through analysis of data obtained from ground-based thermal infrared remote sensing, I am attempting to determine possible trigger mechanisms for Fuego's paroxysms. Theoretically, a better understanding of trends in volcanic behaviour will inform hazard mitigation measures in surrounding communities that are vulnerable to Fuego's activity.

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  • 3 Article (Academic Journal)
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    Initial constraints on triggering mechanisms of the eruption of Fuego volcano (Guatemala) from 3 June 2018 using IASI satellite data

    Pardini, F., Quessier, M., Naismith, A., Watson, M., Clarisse, L. & Burton, M., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. 376, p. 54-61 8 p.

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