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My research involves inversion of remotely-sensed data to retrieve physical parameters of volcanic plumes and clouds over several spatial scales, using both ground- and satellite-based techniques. These include ultraviolet (DOAS) and thermal infrared (ASTER) gas spectroscopy, and visible, near infrared (Sun-photometers) and thermal infrared aerosol retrievals (MODIS, AIRS).
My current research includes investigation of SO2 and SO42- retrievals, generation of an aerosol forward model, atmospheric correction of ash retrievals; spectrally independent calibration of SO2 retrievals using TOMS, ASTER, MODIS and AIRS, and the use of the ASTER, MODIS and AIRS in the retrieval of volcanic SO2, SO42-, and silicate ash burdens.
Structured keywords and research groupings
- Cabot Institute Natural Hazards and Disasters Research
- Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research
1/10/10 → 1/04/15
1/06/11 → 1/06/15
Watson, I. M., Davidson, P. J. & Cox, R. A., Oct 2012, In: Nature Climate Change. 2, 10, p. 713-719 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review53 Citations (Scopus)
Richardson, T. S., Schellenberg, B. J., Richards, A. G. & Watson, I. M., 4 Jan 2021, AIAA ScieTech Forum.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
& 12 others, , 30 Oct 2020, In: Science Advances. 6, 44, p. 47-56 9 p., abb9103.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen Access4 Citations (Scopus)