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Conclusion; recommendations and findings of the RED SEED working group

A. J. L. Harris, Simon A. Carn, J. Dehn, C. Del Negro, Magnus T. Gudmundsson, B. Cordonnier, T. Barnie, E. Chahi, S. Calvari, T. Catry, Tom De Groeve, D. Coppola, A. Davies, M. Favalli, Fabrizio Ferrucci, E. Fujita, G. Ganci, Fanny Garel, P. Huet, J. Kauahikaua, K. Kelfoun, V. Lombardo, G. Macedonio, J. Pacheco, M. Patrick, N. Pergola, Michael S. Ramsey, R. Rongo, F. Sahy, K. Smith, S. Tarquini, T. Thordarson, N. Villeneuve, P. Webley, R. Wright and K. Zaksek
Conclusion; recommendations and findings of the RED SEED working group (in Detecting, modelling and responding to effusive eruptions, Andrew J. L. Harris (editor), Tom De Groeve (editor), Fanny Garel (editor) and Simon A. Carn (editor))
Special Publication - Geological Society of London (2016) 426: 567-648


RED SEED stands for Risk Evaluation, Detection and Simulation during Effusive Eruption Disasters, and combines stakeholders from the remote sensing, modelling and response communities with experience in tracking volcanic effusive events. The group first met during a three day-long workshop held in Clermont Ferrand (France) between 28 and 30 May 2013. During each day, presentations were given reviewing the state of the art in terms of (a) volcano hot spot detection and parameterization, (b) operational satellite-based hot spot detection systems, (c) lava flow modelling and (d) response protocols during effusive crises. At the end of each presentation set, the four groups retreated to discuss and report on requirements for a truly integrated and operational response that satisfactorily combines remote sensors, modellers and responders during an effusive crisis. The results of collating the final reports, and follow-up discussions that have been on-going since the workshop, are given here. We can reduce our discussions to four main findings. (1) Hot spot detection tools are operational and capable of providing effusive eruption onset notice within 15 min. (2) Spectral radiance metrics can also be provided with high degrees of confidence. However, if we are to achieve a truly global system, more local receiving stations need to be installed with hot spot detection and data processing modules running on-site and in real time. (3) Models are operational, but need real-time input of reliable time-averaged discharge rate data and regular updates of digital elevation models if they are to be effective; the latter can be provided by the radar/photogrammetry community. (4) Information needs to be provided in an agreed and standard format following an ensemble approach and using models that have been validated and recognized as trustworthy by the responding authorities. All of this requires a sophisticated and centralized data collection, distribution and reporting hub that is based on a philosophy of joint ownership and mutual trust. While the next chapter carries out an exercise to explore the viability of the last point, the detailed recommendations behind these findings are detailed here.

ISSN: 0305-8719
EISSN: 2041-4927
Serial Title: Special Publication - Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 426
Title: Conclusion; recommendations and findings of the RED SEED working group
Title: Detecting, modelling and responding to effusive eruptions
Affiliation: Universite Blaise Pascal, Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Affiliation: Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Pages: 567-648
Published: 2016
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 390
Accession Number: 2016-087108
Categories: Applied geophysicsQuaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Includes appendices
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 5 tables, sketch maps
N19°15'00" - N19°25'00", W155°19'60" - W155°04'60"
Secondary Affiliation: Michigan Technological University, USA, United StatesUniversity of Alaska at Fairbanks, USA, United StatesInstituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, ITA, ItalyUniversity of Iceland, ISL, IcelandGame Developers, FRA, FranceSurveillance de l'Environnement Assistee par Satellite pour l'Ocean Indien, REU, ReunionEuropean Commission - Joint Research Centre, ITA, ItalyUniversita di Torino, ITA, ItalyJet Propulsion Laboratory, USA, United StatesOpen University, GBR, United KingdomNational Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, JPN, JapanUniversite de Montpellier, FRA, FranceCite du Volcan, REU, ReunionU. S. Geological Survey, USA, United StatesUniversidade dos Acores, PRT, PortugalCNR, Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Abientale C. da S. Loja, ITA, ItalyUniversity of Pittsburgh, USA, United StatesUniversity of Calabria, ITA, ItalyLaboratoire GeoSciences Reunion, REU, ReunionUniversity of Hamburg, DEU, GermanyUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201643
Program Name: USGSOPNon-USGS publications with USGS authors
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