Etna “breathes”

During a ten-year study of Mount Etna, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory filmed the expansion and contraction of the mountain surrounding the vertical and lateral lava chambers that constructed and reconstructed the volcano over the recent 220,000 years.

Between 1992 and 2001, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) used satellites equipped with radar interferometry to measure changes in the topography of the volcano. What the study revealed was a continuous expansion (15 cm) and contraction (10 cm) with the internal pressure or lack thereof.

EtnaBREATHING

If the video does not play, CLICK HERE to watch it on the NASA website.

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One thought on “Etna “breathes”

  1. wow amazing, thanks for sharing!

    On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 12:10 AM, THE ETNA WINE SCHOOL wrote:

    > benjamin.Spencer.AIWS posted: “During a ten-year study of Mount Etna, NASA > filmed the expansion and contraction of the mountain surrounding the > vertical and lateral lava chambers that constructed Mongibello over the > recent 600,000 years. Worth a watch … https://www.youtube.com/watc” >

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