Analysis of pressure waves observed in Sakurajima eruption movies
© The Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (SGEPSS); The Seismological Society of Japan; The Volcanological Society of Japan; The Geodetic Society of Japan; The Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences. 2007
Received: 24 June 2006
Accepted: 16 November 2006
Published: 23 March 2007
Four eruption movies of Sakurajima volcano taken in the 1980s are analyzed. Pressure waves associated with these eruptions are identified by changes in luminance using a new image processing method. Results of the processing determined the apparent speeds of these waves at approximately 342–574 m/s. Further, spatial characteristics of the pressure waves are quantitatively investigated to estimate the source conditions of volcanic explosions.