Near Holuhraun, 22 January 2015.

New equipment at Holuhraun


On the 22nd of January, a MultiGAS gas measuring instrument and a weather station were installed near the Holuhraun eruption. Both instruments transmit data to IMO, that is used for monitoring the eruption.

MultiGAS measures the gases H2O, SO2, CO2, H2S and H2 which will help with forecasts of future eruptive activity. The MultiGAS instrument is part of a collaboration with the University of Palermo, thanks to the FutureVolc project.

The weather station measures several local environmental parameters including wind speed and direction and humidity which helps to advise people working close to the eruption and in interpreting visual changes in the eruptive plume. The weather station is part of a collaboration with the British Geological Survey.

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