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VOLC - Ground observation of volcanic clouds and related phenomena -

Volcanic Cloud Research Group, Kagoshima University and Kumamoto University
Physics Department, Faculty of Education, Kagoshima University

Sakurajima Volcano, Japan ; Mayon Volcano, Philippines

News :

Volcanic Clouds of Sakurajima in 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , Radar and Camera Images in 2013-2014

MODIS and ASTER Images of Volcanic Clouds at Aso and Sakurajima in 2014-2016

Eruption clouds at volcanoes in Kyushu, Japan observed by web-camera, radar and satellite images, (ppt-pdf, 3.1 MB)
K. Kinoshita, M. Maki, S. Tsuchida, N. Iino and C. Kanagaki, 23rd CEReS Intrl. Symp., Chiba Univ., Dec. 2015

Image Recordings of Eruption Clouds at Bulusan and Mayon Volcanoes, Philippines,
(pdf, 1.3 MB)
K. Kinoshita and E.P.Laguerta, Journal of Geography, 123(2014), 776-788

IAVCEI 2013 reports:
Mechanism of high concentration events of sulfur dioxide at the surface around Sakurajima Volcano (ppt-pdf, 2.4 MB)
Volcanic eruption clouds in southwest Japan observed from the ground and satellites (ppt-pdf, 3.4 MB)

Volcanic clouds at Sakurajima in the 21th century at the occation of IAVCEI 2013, Kagoshima,
and very strong eruption on Aug. 18, 2013 afterwards, and -2016 added

Volcanic Island Chain South of Kyushu, Japan
Suwanosejima, Satsuma-Iojima, Kuchinoerubjima etc. by K. Kinoshita and M. Sakamoto
The Islands of Kagoshima, RCPI, Kagoshima Univ., 2013, Chap.21(pdf)

Magmatic eruptions at Kirishima-Shinmoedake volcano in 2011

Reports at Intn'l Field Conf. and Workshop on Tephrochronology, Volcanism and Human Activity, Kirishima, May 2010:
Ground-based and satellite detection of ash clouds and Asian dust in southern Kyushu, Japan (ppt-pdf, 2.4 MB)
Quaternary volcanoes in Kyushu viewed with near-infrared 3D satellite images (poster-pdf, 0.8 MB)
Problems of Aerial Ash Hazard (poster-pdf, 0.3 MB)

Mayon Volcano, 2009 with eruptions and lava flows in December

Volcanic Island Kuchinoerabu-jima:
NIR and visible photographs ; SiPSE 3D images

Sakurajima Eruption and Ash Dispersal, 2009.4.9


Reports on volcanic clouds and related works (2003 - 2015) , Reports in Japanese (2004 - 2017)

Reports on Volcanic Gas Problems in Japan (2003 - 2013) , Reports in Japanese (2008 - 2014)

The volcanic island chain of southwest Japan and British-Satsuma contacts,

T. Bouquet, T. Fukuzumi, K. Kinoshita, Dec. 2008 (pdf)

Comments are welcome !

Satellite Image Network Group in Kagoshima

AltaVista's Babel Fish Translation Service http://babelfish.altavista.com/

All belows are pages in Japanese.

Volc-Top (in Japanese)

The live camera system surrounding Sakurajima ; Volcanic gas around Sakurajima

Kirishima-Ohachi ; Kaimon-Dake, 2003 Summer ; Satsuma-Iojima

Suwanose-Jima Network camera 2002-2007 ; 2008-

Suwanose-Jima Movie, SSW, 4km ; from crater rim; topics 2002-2006

Io-Torishima (Link to RCPI, Kagoshima Univ.)

Antarctic Volcano Erebus