Drones vs the volcano

30 November 2017, 6.30 PM - 30 November 2017, 8.00 PM

Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University of Bristol

A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Bristol, Birmingham and Cambridge have collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. During two research trips supported by the Cabot Institute, the team carried out many proof-of-concept flights at the summits of both Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya in Guatemala. Using lightweight modern sensors they measured temperature, humidity and thermal data within the volcanic clouds and took images of multiple eruptions in real-time. Dr Richardson will be presenting results from both campaigns and highlighting the benefits of working across faculties within the University.

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This event is free to attend and open to all but you must register for a ticket via Eventbrite.

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