An Overview of Geodetic Volcano Research in the Canary Islands

Prieto Morin, Juan Francisco; Fernández, Jose; González, Pablo J.; G-Camacho, Antonio y Brú, Guadalupe (2015). An Overview of Geodetic Volcano Research in the Canary Islands. "Pure And Applied Geophysics", v. 172 (n. 11); pp. 3189-3228. ISSN 0033-4553.


Título: An Overview of Geodetic Volcano Research in the Canary Islands
  • Prieto Morin, Juan Francisco
  • Fernández, Jose
  • González, Pablo J.
  • G-Camacho, Antonio
  • Brú, Guadalupe
Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Título de Revista/Publicación: Pure And Applied Geophysics
Fecha: Noviembre 2015
Volumen: 172
Palabras Clave Informales: Canary islands, volcanic activity, volcano geodesy, deformation and gravity change, space and terrestrial techniques, deformation modeling and inversion techniques.
Escuela: E.T.S.I. en Topografía, Geodesia y Cartografía (UPM)
Departamento: Ingeniería Cartográfica y Topografía
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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The Canary Islands are mostly characterized by diffuse and scattered volcanism affecting a large area, with only one active stratovolcano, the Teide?Pico Viejo complex (Tenerife). More than 2 million people live and work in the 7,447 km2 of the archipelago, resulting in an average population density three times greater than the rest of Spain. This fact, together with the growth of exposure during the past 40 years, increases volcanic risk with respect previous eruptions, as witnessed during the recent 2011?2012 El Hierro submarine eruption. Therefore, in addition to purely scientific reasons there are economic and population-security reasons for developing and maintaining an efficient volcano monitoring system. In this scenario geodetic monitoring represents an important part of the monitoring system. We describe volcano geodetic monitoring research carried out in the Canary Islands and the results obtained. We consider for each epoch the two main existing constraints: the level of volcanic activity in the archipelago, and the limitations of the techniques available at the time. Theoretical and observational aspects are considered, as well as the implications for operational volcano surveillance. Current challenges of and future perspectives in geodetic volcano monitoring in the Canaries are also presented.

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Identificador DOI: 10.1007/s00024-014-0916-6
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