Atmospheric pressure waves in the field of volcanology

Akihiko Yokoo, Mie Ichihara, Akio Goto, Hiromitsu Taniguchi

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Atmospheric pressure waves are a notable phenomenon associated with explosive volcanic eruptions. They can provide us with information about eruption processes that are useful both scientifically and practically. In this paper, we give a brief review of studies that have been carried out on this phenomenon in the field of volcanology. Then, we introduce a prototype tool called 'MOVE' (Mobile Observatory for Volcanic Explosions). It is a remote-controlled vehicle carrying various instruments to observe pressure waves and the eruption processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-300
Number of pages6
JournalShock Waves
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep


  • Mobile Observatory for Volcanic Explosions (MOVE)
  • Pressure wave
  • Volcanic explosion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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