Contribution of Tiltmeters and Extensometers to Monitor Piton de la Fournaise Activity

  • Aline Peltier
  • François Beauducel
  • Thomas Staudacher
  • Philippe Catherine
  • Philippe Kowalski
Part of the Active Volcanoes of the World book series (AVOLCAN)


Tiltmeters and extensometers were among the first instruments used to monitor volcano ground deformation and are used worldwide. Since their implementation in the early 80’s at Piton de la Fournaise (La Réunion Island), tiltmeters and extensometers largely contributed to the knowledge and the forecast of eruptive activity on this volcano. These instruments allowed to evidence eruptive precursors at Piton de la Fournaise on two time scales (months/weeks and hours/mins), associated with reservoir pressurization and dike propagations, respectively, but also to follow eruptive/post eruptive relaxation and collapse events.


Earth Tide Geodetic Network Collapse Event Tilt Station GNSS Data 
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We are grateful to Alessandro Bonaccorso for the review of this chapter. This is IPGP contribution 3664.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aline Peltier
    • 1
  • François Beauducel
    • 2
  • Thomas Staudacher
    • 1
  • Philippe Catherine
    • 1
  • Philippe Kowalski
    • 1
  1. 1.Observatoire Volcanologique du Piton de la Fournaise, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Sorbonne Paris CitéUniv Paris Diderot, CNRS, La Plaine des CafresLa RéunionFrance
  2. 2.Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Sorbonne Paris CitéUniv Paris DiderotParisFrance

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