Scientists have used drones to shoot volcanoes
British volcanologists and engineers for the first time used drones to research volcanoes. About it reported in a press release from the University of Bristol.
During the ten-day expedition, scientists conducted several test flights around the volcanoes Fuego and Pacaya (Guatemala). Installed on aircraft light sensors measured the temperature and humidity inside the volcanic clouds. In addition, the drones were filming eruptions in real time.
The use of drones have helped scientists to measure the state of the gases around the volcano, which you access by conventional means has been difficult. Launched devices from a distance of eight kilometers. After a few months the researchers plan to repeat the experiments, equipping drones with a gas analyzer, filters, imagers, and devices for collecting samples of ash.