SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct 7 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands (Involcan) has carried out sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission measurements in a maritime mobile position (maritime navigation) thanks to the mounting of remote optical sensors type miniDOAS in a Civil Guard patrol boat.
As reported by Involcan, the need to carry out this type of measurement in a maritime mobile position is due to the limitations of carrying out these measurements in a land mobile position as a consequence of the road blockage due to lava flows.
The measurements carried out yesterday with the Civil Guard patrol boat in a maritime mobile position were the first that have been carried out in the Canary Islands and the results have been of very good quality.
After carrying out several transects, it has been estimated that the emission of sulfur dioxide (SO2) into the atmosphere by this eruptive process yesterday was 13,100 tons per day. A high emission rate that indicates a very low probability of completion of this eruptive process in the short / medium term.