ALOS-2/PALSAR-2 Observation Result for Eruption of Mt. Fuego in Guatemala
- Mt. Fuego in Guatemala, has been erupting since June 3, 2018.
- JAXA performed an emergency observation by ALOS-2 (“DAICHI-2”) on June 7, 2018 (UTC), and captured area of a pyroclastic flow around Mt. Fuego.
- The observation data were provided to local institutions. ALOS-2 will be able to be contributed to monitor volcanic activity regardless of clouds, volcanic plumes, and sun light.
Mt. Fuego in Guatemala is one of the most active volcanos in the world, and it has been erupting since June 7, 2018. JAXA performed an emergency observation with the Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar-2 (PALSAR-2) onboard the Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2, "DAICHI-2"). Table 1 summarizes the observation data by ALOS-2. Figure 1 shows the topography around Mt Fuego.
|Observation time (UTC）||Path number||Orbit||Observation mode||Polarization||Beam
|June 7, 2018||53||Ascending||Stripmap 10m||HH+HV||Right||F2-6|