Researchers at U.S. Geological Survey, Astrogeology Science Center use FD-1665 to Image Lava Temperatures

The researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey, Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona used FluxData’s FD-1665 to acquire images to “quantitatively record information on how quickly molten lava cools and quantify the uncertainty in retrieved temperature data associated with non-concurrent radiance measurements of cooling lava.”

FluxData FD-1665 used in volcano thermal imaging

The group used different wavelengths (in red, green and near-infrared)  found to be effective in different temperature ranges to detect the surface temperature and rate of temperature change for cooling lava which can be used in future volcano monitoring.

 

 

volcano imaged using FluxData FD-1665

To see the full data set and conclusions from the study, please click on the pdf icon:

USGS data set and conclusions

*Poster authored by R. Greg Vaughan and Laszlo P. Keszthelyi from the USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona.

United States Geological Survey