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        Volcanoes in the Infrared

        Learn how thermal imaging is used to help predict volcanic eruptions in this video adapted from KUAC-TV and the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. See how satellite sensors can measure ground temperatures over large areas using infrared radiation. Observe how another device, a forward-looking infrared radiometer (FLIR), provides higher resolution images, and understand how monitoring volcanoes can reduce risks for air traffic and local residents.

        This media asset was adapted from Fire and Ice: Collecting Thermal Images of Alaska's Volcanoes by KUAC and Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

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