Volcanology

Hot. High. And Hyperspectral.

Our Field Application Scientist, Marc-André Gagnon, along with a team of French scientists from the Université Blaise Pascal, climbed the Stromboli volcano, in Italy, to take hyperspectral thermal infrared footage of a volcanic eruption with the Hyper-Cam.


The unpredictable behavior of volcanos make infrared remote sensing a very attractive investigation tool for surveillance and academic purposes. Passive infrared hyperspectral imaging allows the detection and identification of multiple gases like sulfur dioxide (SO2) and silicon fluoride (SiF4) coming out from craters and fumaroles, from distant locations, without the need of additional equipment.