Continued Observations of Etna
Etna casts a pallor over nearby Catania and its region as shown by this true-colour
quicklook derived from data acquired on March 6, 2003
by the MODIS Terra satellite.
Scientist Paul Lundgren, who analysed surface deformation of
Mount Etna using eight years of
ERS SAR interferograms, stated that
no deflation has yet occurred after the most recent eruptions,
meaning that the volcano remains in an active state.
More on research carried out by
Lundgren and Lanari on Etna's magmatic system is available at
ERS data breathes
life into Etna. The research done by Lundgren and
Lanari on Etna was carried out within the framework of a
Category 1 project; more information is
available on such projects
Earth Observation Principal Investigator Portal.
ESA satellites continue to monitor the volcano; recent acquisitions
are shown in Etna Volcano, October 2002.
Keywords: ESA European
Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne,
observation de la terre, earth observation,
satellite remote sensing,
teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar,
chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar,