Shock Waves

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 295–300 | Cite as

Atmospheric pressure waves in the field of volcanology

  • Akihiko Yokoo
  • Mie Ichihara
  • Akio Goto
  • Hiromitsu Taniguchi
Original Article


Atmospheric pressure waves are a notable phenomenon associated with explosive volcanic eruptions. They can provide us with information about eruption processes that are useful both scientifically and practically. In this paper, we give a brief review of studies that have been carried out on this phenomenon in the field of volcanology. Then, we introduce a prototype tool called ‘MOVE’ (Mobile Observatory for Volcanic Explosions). It is a remote-controlled vehicle carrying various instruments to observe pressure waves and the eruption processes.


Volcanic explosion Pressure wave Mobile Observatory for Volcanic Explosions (MOVE) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akihiko Yokoo
    • 1
    • 4
  • Mie Ichihara
    • 2
  • Akio Goto
    • 3
  • Hiromitsu Taniguchi
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Mineralogy, Petrology, and Economic GeologyGraduate School of Science, Tohoku UniversityAoba-ku, SendaiJapan
  2. 2.Ocean Hemisphere Research CenterEarthquake Research Institute, University of TokyoBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Center for Northeast Asian StudiesTohoku UniversityAoba-ku, SendaiJapan
  4. 4.Sakurajima Volcano Research CenterDisaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto UniversityKagoshimaJapan

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