Soufriere Volcano, St. Vincent: Observations of Its 1979 Eruption from the Ground, Aircraft, and Satellites

Science  04 Jun 1982:
Vol. 216, Issue 4550, pp. 1105-1106
DOI: 10.1126/science.216.4550.1105


Rapid response by earth, atmospheric, and space scientists made possible diverse observations during the explosive phase of the 1979 eruption of Soufriere Volcano. The 11 reports that follow indicate that, with the availability of appropriate personnel, equipment, and logistical support, a significant body of geophysical data can be gathered on short notice at erupting volcanoes in remote parts of the world.