Volcano deformation and modeling on active volcanoes in the Philippines from ALOS InSAR time series

Anieri M Morales Rivera, Falk C Amelung, Rodrigo Eco

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Bulusan, Kanlaon, and Mayon volcanoes have erupted over the last decade, and Taal caldera showed signs of volcanic unrest within the same time range. Eruptions at these volcanoes are a threat to human life and infrastructure, having over 1,000,000 people living within 10 km from just these 4 volcanic centers. For this reason, volcano monitoring in the Philippines is of extreme importance. We use the ALOS-1 satellite from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to make an InSAR time series analysis over Bulusan, Kanlaon, Mayon, and Taal volcanoes for the 2007-2011 period. Time-dependent deformation was detected at all of the volcanoes. Deformation related to changes in pressurization of the volcanic systems was found on Taal caldera and Bulusan volcanoes, with best fitting Mogi sources located at half-space depths of 3.07 km and 0.5 km respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
ISBN (Print)9789292212957
StatePublished - May 1 2015
EventFringe 2015 Workshop - Frascati, Italy
Duration: Mar 23 2015Mar 27 2015


OtherFringe 2015 Workshop

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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