Bispectral Infrared Detection Satellite Observes Mt. Etna

Press Release From: DLR
Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2002

BIRD (Bispectral Infrared Detection) Satellite has observed eruption and the following lava flow of volcano Etna last weekend. With its unique capability to exactly measure the temperature, energy releasa and area of so called hot temperature events (HTE) without going into saturation, BIRD was able to make images on 2 days of the lava.

To see the images and for more information the following link can be used:

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