MODIS MODVOLC Thermal Time Series of the Fuego Volcano

July 17, 2018

MODIS MODVOLC Thermal Time Series of the Fuego Volcano

MODIS thermal time series for Fuego

The upper-right figure shows a plot of total emitted radiance (at 4 microns) from Fuego observed by MODIS (MODVOLC product) from 2000 to present. The time-series data appear that the recent Fuego eruption (June 03, 2018) came at the end of a long waxing-then-waning period of thermal output which began in 2015, and peaked sometime late 2017.

Data Sources: 

MODIS MODVOLC products: http://modis.higp.hawaii.edu/
VIIRS data via NASA LANCE FIRMS: https://firms.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/