Predicting the extent of the volcanic ash dispersion using GOCI image and HYSPLIT model - A case study of the 17 Sep, 2013 eruption in SAKURAJIMA volcano -
GOCI 위성영상과 HYSPLIT 모델을 이용한 화산재 확산경로 예측 - 2013년 9월 17일 분화된 사쿠라지마 화산을 중심으로 -

Seul-Ki Lee, Geun-Hyeok Ryu, Eui-Hong Hwang, Jong-Kuk Choi, Chang-Wook Lee
2014 Korean Journal of Remote Sensing  
Mt. SAKRAJIMA in southern Kagosima, japan is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. On 18 August 2013, the SAKRAJIMA volcano recently went into the largest scaled eruption with a huge plume of volcanic ash. Therefore, the concern arises if this considerable amount of ashes might flow into the Korea peninsula as well as Japan. In this paper, we performed numeric experiment to analyze how volcanic product resulted from the SAKRAJIMA volcano has impacted on Korea. In order to predict the
more » ... read pathway of ash, HYSPLIT model and UM data has been used and 17th September 2013 has been selected as observation date since it is expected that the volcanic ash would flow into the South Korea. In addition, we have detected ash dispersion by using optical Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite-Geostationary Ocean Color Imager (COMS-GOCI) images. As the results, we come to a very satisfactory conclusion that the spread pathway of volcanoes based on HYSPLIT model are matched 63.52 % with ash dispersion area detected from GOCI satellites image.
doi:10.7780/kjrs.2014.30.2.12 fatcat:zaorgcbnwveqdlykiqylix526y